A Buildings Fan

A Buildings Fan

Posted on 07/14/2013

Photo taken on August 25, 2012

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stained glass
First World War
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Marsden Smedley
Louis Davis

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East Window, Christ Church, Lea, Derbyshire

East Window, Christ Church, Lea, Derbyshire
Memorial window to George Marsden Smedley, who was killed at the Somme in 1916. Made in 1919 and designed by Louis Davis. George Futvoye Marsden-Smedley was the second son of John Bertram and Gertrude Mary Marsden-Smedley of Matlock, Derbyshire. Born in 1897 he was educated at Harrow (1911-15) where he was in the OTC, a monitor, captain of the football and cricket elevens (but got a 'pair' in the Eton v Harrow match of 1914) and matriculated at Trinity College. Cambridge. 2nd Lt G F Marsden-Smedley leaving school in the summer he joined up straight away, being commissioned into the Rifle Brigade in August 1915, he went to the Front in July 1916 just before his nineteenth birthday, straight into the Battle of the Somme. He has no known grave.