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19-February-2016
19-February-2016
Photographs supplied by Neil Follett

A stained glass window commemorates Pilot Officer Edward Charles Sher­wood Seller, who was killed in action in February 1943 during World War Two.

While engaged on dive bombing practice in Seagull (Walrus) A-29 with 9 Squadron on 8 February 1943 his plane crashed into the sea, killing all three occupants, including the pilot Lieutenant JH McWhae, another Geelong Old Boy, also honoured in the Chapel. The bodies of the men were recovered and buried at Bowen on 12 February 1943. 

On the 2nd March 1947, twelve stained glass windows were unveiled in Geelong Grammar's Chapel of All Saints. The windows commemorates twelve old boys who lost their lives. The Reverend J. D. McKie, Bishop of Geelong declared that the windows would serve as a reminder of gallant young men who had laid down their lives. 

Location

Address:Art School Road & Tower Road, Geelong Grammar School Chapel, Corio, 3214
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.069637
Long: 144.399168
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:08-February-1943
Actual Event End Date:08-February-1943
Link: http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 2nd March, 1947
Front Inscription

S. W. PACIFIC
Killed On Active Service

Bowan (sic) North Queensland 8th Feb. 1943
Pilot Officer
Edward Charles Sher­wood
Seller. No. 9 
Squadron, R.A.A.F.

Obedience

The Servant
Is Not Greater
Than His Lord,
Neither He That
Is Sent Than He
That Sent Him.

Source: MA
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