Truro, Cathedral School Assembly Hall


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Listed in the Imperial War Museum’s Register of War Memorials, reference 33562.

Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
Fouracre & Son
Main subject
  1. St Gabriel
  2. St Michael
Subject type
Figurative allegorical
Friends of the dedicatees
Pupils of Truro Cathedral School killed in the First World War
  1. Maker, subject, unveiled on , Western Morning News p 8 (photo of window), Western Morning News p 5.

Ad majorem Dei gloriam et in piam et perpetuam memoriam Scholae Ecclesiae Truronensis alumnorum qui in bello per quattuor annos gesto gravissima pro rege et patria passi libertatem nobis sibi immortalitatem morte sua emeruerunt hanc fenestram ornandam curaverunt eiusdem scholae condiscipuli.

Avete fortes animae bene valeatis in pace.

(To the greater glory of God, and in affectionate and lasting memory of those lads of Truro Cathedral School who, in the Great War, from to , for King and Country enduring all things, by their supreme sacrifice won liberty for us, and for themselves a deathless name—this window has been given by their friends.)

(Brave souls, all hail! In peace farewell.)

The archangels Gabriel and Michael illustrate two lines from Canto Ⅳ of Dante’s Paradiso And Holy Church under an aspect human / Gabriel and Michael represent to you.

Viriliter agite et confortamini (Quit you like men, be strong) (Ⅰ Corinthians 16:13).

Habeatis illos abundantius propter opus illorum (Esteem them very highly [in love] for their work’s sake.) (Ⅰ Thessalonians 5:13).

Tracery. In the centre are the arms of Truro Cathedral School (the same as the arms of the Diocese of Truro) and probably the school motto Respondete natalibus (Answer your birth?).

S. Gabriel

Left-hand light. St Gabriel, the angel of the Annunciation, holds a scroll on which is written Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum (Hail Mary, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee) (Luke 1:28) and a lily without stamens, a symbol of purity.

S. Michael

Right-hand light. St Michael, the captain of the host of the Lord (Joshua 5:14) and the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people (Daniel 12:1) armed for the conflict, holding a sword and the shield of salvation.

Charles Frederick Barrett.
Thomas Tonkin Carlyon.
John Walter Cowling.
Charles Cecil Ewart Deeble.
Hedley Dunstan.
Fred Leslie Greenaway.
Claude Vivian Grigson.
Kenneth Walton Grigson.
Harold Hockaday.
Irving Howard Hoskins.

The left-hand list of dedicatees, surrounded by palm and laurel branches.

Clement Francis George Molland.
Alan Monk.
Thomas William Pascoe.
Arthur Stanley Paterson.
John Carhart Reed.
Redvers Baden Rowe.
Edgar Cyril John Rundle.
James Melville Whitworth.
Theodore Herbert Henry Wood.

The right-hand list of dedicatees, surrounded by laurel and palm branches.

The inscription that runs across the bottom of both lights.