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Gildea Lectern, St Mungo's Church, Alexandria

 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:23 pm    Post subject: Gildea Lectern, St Mungo's Church, Alexandria Reply with quote

Bible Lectern at St Mungo's

St Mungo's Episcopal Church
Main Street
Alexandria G83 0BN














Freestanding brass lectern. Base is a series of brass stepped rings. These are surmounted by a brass pillar topped by a brass ball. An eagle with outstretched wings grips the ball in its talons. The tail, back and wings of the eagle form the lectern.

It is approximately 1.5m high and the wings of the eagle are about 60cm across.


The following lines are inscribed around the base. The font is capitalised. Text is black picked out in red

TO THE GLORY OF GOD

AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE FREDERICK GILDEA, C.B. 2ND APRIL 1898
AND OF HIS SON FREDERICK CAMPBELL GILDEA, 2ND ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS 18TH APRIL 1901


Gildea. 2nd Lieut. George Frederick Campbell Gildea,
2nd Batt. Royal Scots Fusiliers, died of enteric at Johan-
nesburg April iSth, 1901. He was the only son of the
late Maj.-Gen. Gildea, C.B., formerly of the Royal Scots
Fusiliers, who commanded a battalion in South Africa in
1881. 2nd Lieut. Gildea was born April, 1876, and
educated at Charterhouse. He entered the 1st Lanark-
shire Batt. of the Scottish Rifles May, 1S96, and was
promoted lieut. May, 1899. In May, 1900, he was
granted a commission in the Royal Scots Fusiliers, and
joined the 2nd battalion in South Africa, and served with it
till his death. His name is inscribed on the tablet in the
War Memorial Cloister erected at Charterhouse.

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Frederick Campbell Gildea also has a brass commemorative plaque in Glasgow Cathedral.

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