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The  stained glass window, featuring Saint Mark and Saint George, commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One.

A beautiful memorial window was unveiled and dedicated by the Rev. Padre Cecil J. King. M.A., Chaplain A.I.F., Menangle, on Armistice Sunday at St. John's Church of England, Camden. Rev. T. G. Paul, M.C., was the preacher. The window, which was executed by the Sydney artist, Alfred C. Handel, is wonderfully coloured. On the left panel are the words "St. Mark's Day, 1915," over the figure of St. Mark, who has a just claim to be called Australia's patron saint, as St. Mark's Day— April 25th— coincides with ANZAC Day. Also on this panel is Australia's national flower— a waratah— and the words : "Greater love hath no man than this."

The right panel depicts the patron Saint of England, St. George and the dragon. Further down, the pennant of St. George bows into the left panel. There is the rose of England above the figures. The cross of love, and the palms of victory rest above the panels. At the base are two angelic figures supporting a scroll above the background of the rising sun. The scroll contains the immortal words of Lawrence Binyon.
The Picton Post (NSW), 16 November 1932.


Address:Menangle Road, St John`s Anglican Church, Camden, 2570
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.056733
Long: 150.697106
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:Conflict
Artist:Alfred C. Handel (Sydney, NSW)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th April, 1915
Front Inscription

GREATER                                        THEY DIE
LOVE HATH                                   WITHOUT
NO MAN                                         ...................
THAN THIS                                    LOVE MIGHT

SAINT MARK                         SAINT GEORGE 

hallowed in Christ be the memory of those who died the death of honour for the freedom of the World

they shall grow not old as we that are left grow old 
age shall not weary them nor the years condemn
at the going down of the sun and in the morning 
we will remember them 

(across both windows)
AMDG This Memorial Window was given by the Parishioners of Camden In proud thanksgiving for those who gave their lives in the Great War which began 1914.

Source: MA,NRWM
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