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19-February-2016
19-February-2016
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A stained glass window commemorates Flying Officer Robert Barclay Anderson, who was killed on active service in September 1943 during World War Two.  

While captaining a Beaufort bomber on 5 September 1943, he was killed during an operation over Gasmata, New Britain. 

On the 2nd March 1947, twelve stained glass windows were unveiled in Geelong Grammar's Chapel of All Saints. The windows commemorate twelve old boys who lost their lives during World War Two. 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:05-September-1943
Actual Event End Date:05-September-1943
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

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

NEW BRITAIN
Killed On Active Service

Gasmata, 5th. Sept. 1943
Flying Officer
Robert Barclay Anderson

100 Squadron R.A.A.F

Felicity 

For The
Lamb Which Is
In The Midst
Of The Throne
Shall Feed Them,
And Shall Lead
Them Unto Living
Fountains Of Waters.

 

Source: MA, VWHI
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