Killara Uniting Church Memorial Windows

Description

This church is a memorial to the First World War. Within it are six stained and painted glass windows dedicated to seven different veterans of the First World War and one of the Second World War, all of whom died on active service. Three large, almost square, six-panel windows are located on either side of the church, and a set of three elongated windows are located in the back wall of the church.

Descriptions of the imagery of each window are listed below:

  • A large, almost square, six-panel window. In the bottom centre panel, a young man in medieval dress wearing a cloak and gown. He is on his knees offering up his sword. A crown and eagle are below him. 
  • A large, almost square, six-panel window. In the bottom centre panel, a young man in the dress of a medieval knight. He is kneeling while being crowned with a laurel wreath by an angel.
  • A large, almost square, six-panel window. In the bottom centre panel, a young man is in the uniform of an unarmed Greek or Roman soldier, with his hands outstretched.
  • A set of three, elongated windows with the middle window slightly taller. It is located in the back wall of the church. In each window, a young man is dressed in armour in the manner of a medieval knight. In the left, "Matheson" window, the knight is carrying a down-pointing lance in one hand and a sheaf of leaves in the other. In the middle, taller, "Rossbach" window, the knight is on horseback in a stream, looking heavenward and bearing an upraised but down-pointing sword and shield. Above the picture are a painted A.I.F. badge and an inscription. In the right, "Nutter" window, the knight is looking towards the stars, wearing a laurel wreath and carrying an upraised sword in one hand and an ensign in the other. Above him is a Royal Flying Corps badge.
Inscription

Window 1:

In loving memory of Flight Lieutenant James Jeffery Allen, DFC. They shall mount up with wings as eagles.

Window 2:

Dean Barrett Fry, 3rd Batt. AIF, 9th April 1917 Hermies France; Alan Fraser Fry 13th Batt. AIF, 14 Aug 1916, Pozieres, France. Be thou faithful unto death and I will give you a crown of life. A loving tribute of their parents and family.

Window 3:

Frank Alexander Rea, 4th Batt. AIF, 5th May 1917, Bullecourt France - Here am I for thou didst call me. A loving tribute of his mother and friends.

Window 4:

Love’s strength standeth in love’s sacrifice.

Sgt Dudley S Matheson, 13th Battallion (sic) AIF, April 11th 1917, Bullecourt, France. A loving tribute of his parents.L Cpl. Werner Rossbach, March 28th 1918, Palestine, 1st Lht. Horse Reg. AIF; Tpr. Leonard Rossbach, December 9th, 1918, Egypt. A loving tribute of their mother. Lieut. Alan C Nutter, Royal Flying Corps, September 15th 1917, Bethune, France. A Loving tribute of his parents.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Flight Lieutenant James Jeffery Allen World War 2 Died of injuries RAF India view
Dene Barrett Fry World War 1 KIA AIF 3rd Batt Hermies, France view
Alan Fraser Fry World War 1 KIA AIF 13th Batt Pozieres, France view
Sgt Dudley S Matheson World War 1 KIA AIF 13th Batt Bullecourt, France view
Lieut Alan C Nutter World War 1 KIA Royal Flying Corps Bethune, France view
Frank Alexander Rea World War 1 KIA AIF 5th Batt Bullecourt, France view
Tpr Leonard Rossbach World War 1 DOD AIF 1st Lt Horse Egypt view
L Cpl Werner Rossbach World War 1 KIA AIF 1st Lt Horse Palestine view
Address
Cnr Karranga Avenue and Arnold Street
Killara NSW 2071
Local Government Area
  • Ku-ring-gai Council
Setting
  • Building – inside
Memorial type
  • Stained glass window
Recorded by
David Roden
Established Date format: 
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Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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