Stained Glass Window – Garrison Chapel at Fort George

Saint Martin of Tours

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Born the son of a Roman cavalryman and conscripted into the Roman army at 15, he became disallusioned as it was against his Christian beliefs. He left the army and went to Tours in France and became a hermit/monk and later became Bishop of Tours – against his will.

The window is dedicated to the soldiers who lost their lives in both World Wars and other conflicts. It depicts Saint Martin of Tours, the military saint, sharing material from his cloak with a beggar. Saint Martin’s feast day is the 11th November more commonly known as Armistice Day.

The money for the manufacture of this window was collected by ex Seaforth Highlander and ex Verger to the Garrison Church, Frank Lamont (“Monty”)

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