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Lieut. R. E. Reade, memorial window in a Belfast church, N. Ireland - where? 2 months 1 week ago #71101

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Does anyone know which place of worship in Belfast has a stained glass window and plaque for R. E. Reade? The Imperial War Museum doesn't give exact locations for some Northern Irish war memorials, including this one, and I can't find any other mention of it online.

www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/43521

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Lieut. R. E. Reade, memorial window in a Belfast church, N. Ireland - where? 2 months 1 week ago #71103

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Hello Berenice

It is located at St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast

www.tracesofwar.com/sights/96828/Remembr...Ernest-Reade-DSO.htm

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Lieut. R. E. Reade, memorial window in a Belfast church, N. Ireland - where? 2 months 1 week ago #71105

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Thanks very much. The Cathedral isn't open to visitors yet, but there's a Sunday morning service just started up. Unfortunately as far as I can see online, there's only one bus to Armagh on Sundays, and that leaves Belfast at 12.15, so I'll have to leave it for another time.

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He died February 4th, 1901, of wounds received in action two days previously at Roodepoort, Boshman's Pan, half way between Middelburg and Ermelo. He was the second son of R H Reade DL of Wilmont, Antrim, was born in April 1879, and educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was a good rider and Polo player. Lieutenant Reade entered the King's Royal Rifle Corps in August 1899, being promoted Lieutenant May 1900. Joining the 1st battalion in Natal, October 1899, he was present at the battle of Talana, the retirement to Ladysmith, and was in that town during the investment, being mentioned in despatches, LG, February 8th, 1901, by Lieutenant General Sir George White, for conspicuous gallantry at the battle of Wagon Hill, where his determination and promptitude greatly contributed to re-occupying a position which had been seized by the enemy. Lieutenant Reade had enteric after the relief and was invalided home, but rejoined at Middelburg in December 1900, and was appointed to the Mounted Infantry, with which he served till his death. On February 2nd he was sent in command of a small party to support a patrol of 18th Hussars under Lieutenant Cawston, both officers being mortally wounded, Lieutenant Reade being hit in three places. He was buried in a high piece of ground called Boshman's Pan. Lieutenant Reade was awarded the DSO LG, April 19th, 1901.
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