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The Prowse Window

The window was inserted in 1917 as a memorial by the prowse family to Captain Prowse R.N and Brigadier General Prowse. Below is a tablet which consists of the following.

The tablet is of incised brass, chiselled by hand size 2’ 10 1/2 “ x 1’ 4”. I enclose (1) a small rough sketch, showing the arrangement of the two inscriptions, one on each side of the coat of arms, the quotation from the hymn below.

(2) The wording of the inscription

(3) A tracing of sufficient letters to show the actual size and form of the lettering used, and the size of the coat of arms. In design, the coat of arms is a reduction of one of already (I understand) in Yeovil Church. To the glorious and immortal memory of:

Charles Bertie Prowse D.S.O Brigr genl Somerset & T. served throughout the war in South Africa (1899-1902) and in the great war. Fought during the retreat  from Mons also at LeCateau, The aisme. Fell at the head of his Brigade at the Battle of the Somme July 1 1916. Aged 47.

Cecil Irby Prowse, Capt R.M. served in the Egyptian War 1882 and in East Africa 1895-96. Commanded H.M.S Queen Mary sunk in action at the Battle of Jutland, withstanding with the Battle Cruiser Squadron the Full Strength of the German Fleet May 31 1916. Aged 49.

O blest Communion, Fellowship divine!

We feebly struggle, in glory shine

Yet all are one in Thee, for all are Thine – alleluia!

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Published 3 years ago by Community Heritage Access Cente

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