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Lugar Brae Uniting Church, Waverley, NSW

Location: the north-eastern corner of Leichhardt Street and Lugar Brae Avenue, Waverley, NSW.

A memorial window, a portrayal of the "The Last Supper", was unveiled at morning service at Lugar Brae Methodist Church, Waverley, on 3/11/1946. The window, placed in the rear of the church, was a gift from Mrs. Holman and family, in memory of NX37680 - Pte. Trevor Ian HOLMAN, who died on the Thai-Burma Railway on 7/10/1943. It was unveiled by the Rev. N.H. Kline of Singleton, who was Minister of the church during the War.

The church is now known as the Lugar Brae Uniting Church, and is located on the north-eastern corner of Leichhardt Street and Lugar Brae Avenue, Waverley, NSW.

The wording at the bottom of the window reads:

"In loving memory of Trevor Ian Holman, 1922-1943, died POW in Malaya, Greater love hath no man".

(Source: 2/30 Battalion Archives)

From "The Methodist", January 18, 1947

Memorial Window at Lugar Brae

"On Sunday, 3rd November, at Lugar Brae Church, in a most inspiring service, a lovely window was dedicated "To the Glory of God, for the light an beauty of this sanctuary, and in affectionate remembrance of Trevor Ian Holman."

Trevor died on the 7th October 1943, whilst prisoner of war in Thailand, and the window was given by his mother. It is a portrayal of the Last Supper, a beautiful piece of work done by Mr. A.C. Handel.

The service and dedication were carried out by Rev. N.H. Kline, who had known Trevor in the Church and Sunday School. In dedicating the window he said that "Trevor stood forth as a young man of unimpeachable character, of gracious courtesy and Christian idealism. Those who knew him best loved him most, and offer their thanks to God who gave him.

He came from a Christian home and grew up in fellowship of the Church to Christian manhood.

In the cause of freedom he gave the last full measure of his devotion, and in that remembrance he will be enshrined in our hearts, his memory will be perpetuated in this beautiful window. What he and others of like mind and character have done will be shown in a world of integrity like theirs, in courage such as they showed, and in a passionate dedication to freedom."

Mr. W. Bolt and Mrs. Southon sang the duet, "Beyond the Sunset", and the choir gave Beethoven's "Creation's Hymn", and at the close of the service th triumphal "Hallelujah Chorus". One of the hymns sung was Whittier's "All as God Wills".

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