Window, commemorative; [?]; c1902; 2011.260
Window, commemorativeAbout this object
Commemorative window; a tall, narrow stained glass window, made in loving memory of Joseph William Ashmore, of the Seventh New Zealand Contingent who was killed in action in South Africa, February 24th 1902.
This window was installed in St Matthias' Anglican church, Owaka. The small church, dedicated to Saint Matthias, was built early in 1892 on a section gifted by W Forsyth at the corner of Royal Terrace and the Pounawea Road, Owaka, but it was soon destroyed by fire. A new church was erected on a more central site in December of 1892. This second church was demolished in 2002.
Trooper Joseph William Ashmore, a labourer from Owaka, served in the South African War (1899-1902) as a member of the 7th New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 25 Company, Otago Section.
processed material, glass
processed material, metal
"In Loving Memory of / JOSEPH WILLIAM ASHMORE / Seventh New Zealand Contingent / who was killed in Action at / Bolhasberg, South Africa. Feb. 24. 1902"Measurements
From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".Object Type