St John’s Cathedral ‘Old Contempibles’ Window

Location
‘Old Contempibles’ Window, 24/01/2020
Brendan Downs
The window in St John's Cathedral, Brisbane depicting two soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), the "Old Contemptibles", receiving a blessing from a priest before embarking for the Western Front, 1914.
St John's Cathedral, Brisbane

Key Information

Memorial Name
St John’s Cathedral ‘Old Contempibles’ Window
Address

Ann Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Memorial Type
Stained glass window
Conflicts
First World War, 1914–18
Accessibility
Public

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Contributors

Denzil Scrivens

Brendan Downs

Story

During the First World War, it was not until 1916 that Australian soldiers fought on the Western Front in Europe. Initially, the burden of the war effort

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