Falmouth, King Charles the Martyr

South Chapel (Warrior) east

Entries in grey are not obtained from documentary evidence, but are inferred from content, context, etc.

Listed in the Imperial War Museum’s Register of War Memorials, reference 67563.

Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
Not known
Main subject
3b. Angel playing harp, with angels holding scrolls on either side
2a. Christ saves Peter from drowning 2b. 2c. Christ teaching
1a. Emblem of the British Red Cross Society 1b. Arms of Duchy of Cornwall Arms of Diocese of Truro Emblem / insignia of town of Falmouth 1c. Emblem of the St John Ambulance Brigade
Subject type
a. John Chellew?
b. Annie Davey
c. John Chellew, husband of Florence Eugenie Chellew
a. Florence Eugenie Chellew?
b. The men of Falmouth who gave their lives in the First World War
c. Florence Eugenie Chellew, daughter of Mr TC Brown of London, Commandant of the British Red Cross Society and of the Nursing Division of the St John Ambulance Brigade, died
  1. Death of Florence Eugenie Chellew, Western Mail p 9, Cornishman p 4.
  2. Truro Diocesan Faculty petition , D/R/4/15.

Wherefore didst thou doubt? (Matthew 14:31).

At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them
(Laurence Binyon, For The Fallen)

a. Jesus walks on water with Peter, who is starting to sink. Below is the emblem of the British Red Cross Society.

Jesus Christ the same yesterday and to-day and forever (Hebrews 13:8).

A thank offering to God and in memory of the men of Falmouth who gave their lives in the Great War . Given by Annie Davey

b. The angels at the top hold scrolls on which is written King of Kings, Lord of Lords (from various books of the bible).

Detail from the bottom of b. The arms are, from left to right:

  1. Duchy of Cornwall. Sable fifteen bezants, five, four, three, two, one (Burke, Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, p 230. , London, Harrison & Sons).
  2. Diocese of Truro. Argent on a saltire gules a key in bend, wards upward, surmounted by a two-edged sword in bend sinister, hilt upwards or, in base a fleur-de-lis sable the whole within a bordure of Cornwall, viz., sable fifteen bezants (Burke , op. cit., p 1033).
  3. Borough of Falmouth. Derived from Killigrew: argent an eagle displayed with two heads, sable a bordure of the second bezantée (Vivian , p 267). The arms granted to the town in (after this window was inserted) have two towers, symbolising the Tudor forts at Pendennis and St Mawes that guarded the estuary of the River Fal, but the arms here have three towers.

Inasmuch as ye have done (Matthew 25:40).

AMDG Sacred to the memory of Florence Eugenie Chellew Wife of John Chellew of this Parish who died Aged 56. Commandant Red Cross and St John Ambulance

c. At the bottom is the emblem of the St John Ambulance Brigade.