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Scope & Content: The stained glass window is at the rear of All Saints Church and is in seven columns.

Inscription reads: "To the Glory of God, and in memory of Charles Disney Woodhouse, M.A., B.D., first Vicar of this parish, who died at Boulogne October 6th 1916, aged 32, while serving as Chaplain to the Forces in France."

The window represents as its central figure that of St Paul preaching. At the head of the design are the figures of St George of England and St Louis of France, with the British Coat of Arms between. In the framework of the design are six angels bearing the armour of God. At the base are two angels holding a shield.

Column 2: An engraved figure of a sailor fills the entire window frame, below the figure is etched "To all Seafarers lost at sea in Peace & War."

Column 4: A celtic sword is shown with "1914 1918" either side of the handle. Below the handle is a green roundlet of leaves over the blade and beneath this and either side of the blade is "1939 1945". Below the sword tip is "LAND. AIR. SEA." At the base of this column hangs a Royal Air Force ensign.

Column 6: Engraved figure of an airman in his flying suit. Etched above his head are the words "We will remember them". Below the figure is the following inscription: "In proud & thankful memory / of those of this Island, who died / whilst serving in the Royal / Air Force, & members of the / Royal Air Force Association, / Isle of Man Branch, who died / in the Winter Hill air disaster / 27th February 1958 a.d."

The memorial window was unveiled on Sunday February 10th, 1918 by the Lord Bishop. The window was designed and made by Messrs. J. Powell and Sons, of the Whitefriars Glass Works, London and was installed by Mr Royston, sculptor, of Douglas. The total cost of the window was ?71 4s.

Information provided by the Isle of Man Government Preservation of War Memorials Committee.
Image courtesy of Chris Blyth, Isle of Man Photographic Society.

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Administration / Biographical History: Custodian: Vicar and Wardens; Faculty Protection: Yes

Item name: All Saint's Church Commemorative Stained Glass Window, Douglas

ID number: IOM_NIWM_DOU_00031_1


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