St Augustine Church
Grove Park SE12 0DX
OS Map Ref: TQ410 720
Type: stained glass window and two tablets
A stained glass window in the south isle, with two memorial tablets fixed to the wall beneath. Dating from 1917 the window’s central light shows the risen Christ with St George on the right and St Michael the Archangel on the left.
Artist: Dudley Forsyth
To The Glory Of God And In Honoured Memory Of
Edward Elliott Kriekenbeek, Major,
128th Pioneers Indian Army. Aged 45.
Reported Wounded And Missing On April 17th/18th
1916, At The Battle Of Beit Eissea, Mesopotamia-
Officially Presumed To Have Been Killed On That
Date. Mentioned In Dispatches October 1916.
The Dearly Loved Husband Of Dorothea Kriekenbeek
And Father Of Elliott Ellen (Bina) Kriekenbeek.
The 2nd Son Of The Late Charles Kriekenbeek M.D.
Of Ceylon And Son-In-Law Of James Percy And
Ellen Gray Knight
“I Go In Front”
This Tablet Is Erected By His Wife 1917.
To The Glory Of God And In Honoured And Loving Memory Of
Captain John Peake Knight, D.S.O. Royal Horse Artillery
Aged 26, The Eldest Son Of James Percy And
Ellen Gray Knight, Husband Of Phyllis Olivia Knight
And Father Of Anne Peake Knight.
He Served With The First Seven Divisions From Mons
To The Somme And Was Killed In Action Near Montauban
France On August 31. 1916 Whilst Commanding
The 35th Battery Royal Field Artillery- He Received
The Distinguished Service Order From His Majesty
King George Vth On The Battlefield At Haazebrucke
On Dec. 3 1914 And Was Twice Mentioned In Dispatches.
"He Gave His Pure Soul Unto His Captain Christ
Under Whose Colours He Had Fought So Long"
This Window Was Erected By His Parents 1917
Ronald Edward Elliott Kriekenbeek*, Major
Captain John Peake Knight, D.S.O.
*(Spelt Koiekenbeek on C.W.G.C. site)
Who died on Tuesday 18th April 1916
(Aged 44 on C.W.G.C. site)
Basra memorial, Iraq, Panel 53.
C.W.G.C. memorial was in Basra war cemetery. In 1997 moved by presidential decree by 32 kilometers on road to Nasiriyah This was a battleground in the first gulf war, memorial is to 40,500 members who died in operations in Mesopotamia autumn 1914 to end of August 1921.
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