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The stained glass window commemorates those connected with the church who served in World War One. The window and honour roll were unveiled on the 27th August 1922.

The subject of the memorial window is the Crucifixion as a group in the centre light, flanked by St. John and St. Paul, and St. Michael and the Archangel Gabriel in the outer panels. The Burning Bush, symbol of the Presbyterian Church, was placed in the topmost tracery piece, with the sacred and secular symbols of peace and victory below. The base panels of the central light holds the badge of the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces. 
Victorian Heritage Database. 

Warrnambool. The soldiers' memorial window and honor board at St. John's Presbyterian Church was unveiled on Sunday afternoon in the presence of a crowded congregation by Rev. M. M'Queen, of Noorat, late chaplain in the A.I.F. The window and board are very handsome features of the church, the restoration of which, after the fire of two years ago, is now complete. The main portion of the window represents the Transfiguration, and the two outer panels represent Gabriel and St. Michael. The honor board is designed in seven Gothic blackwood panels, and contains about 130 names.
Age (Melbourne), 29 August 1922.

Note: The Honour Board is listed as a separate entry. 


Address:22 - 26 Manifold Street, St John`s Presbyterian Church, Warrnambool, 3280
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.377953
Long: 142.484903
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:Conflict
Designer:William Montgomery (Melbourne, VIC)
Artist:William Montgomery (Melbourne, VIC)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th August, 1922
Inscription in Proximity

This Honour Window Was Dedicated By 
The People Of This Congregation As A 
Tribute To The Men Who Went And Were
Spared To Return From The Great War
           1914           1918 


Source: MA, VWHI
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au