St Luke's Church First World War memorial

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First World War memorial at St Luke's Anglican Church in Ōamaru. The memorial comprises a stained glass window depicting the images of a soldier, St Luke and Jesus; and three panels made from glazed tiles in cast iron and timber frames. Two record the names of congregation members who lost their lives serving overseas. On the opposite wall, a wooden tablet lists the names of soldiers who returned.

St Luke's is one of the most celebrated in Ōamaru as it was the first in the district to be built from Ōamaru stone. It was erected in three stages from 1866 and is a Category 1 Historic Place.

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Elizabeth C Hewitt

Posted: 30 Jul 2015

further to Reginald Davies, buried where he died in Belgium. Buried The Huts cemetery, Leper, West Vlaaderen Belgium, cem ref XV,B,9

Elizabeth C Hewitt

Posted: 30 Jul 2015

Llewellyn Davies NZArmy #8/2811 7th Otago Infantry Battalion, (Some accounts say machine gun batt) single, killed on the Somme 27th Sept 1916. Memorial at Caterpillar Valley NZ memorial Longueval, France.# 332950. Was born in 1882.
Reginald Davies NZArmy # 33103,2nd Lieutenant, Otago infantry reg. Born 1887. Died on the last day of the war by a spent bullet.
These two were brothers and grandsons of George Sumpter, Mayor, sometimes called father of Oamaru.l