Object Title
Cambrai Oct. 1918
Object Name
Window, Leaded
R. McCausland
Date Made
Glass --Metal
Catalogue Number

Window Width: 120 cm Height: 290 cm approximately; Plaque Width: 35 cm Height: 8 cm


A stained glass window entitled "Cambrai Oct. 1917" depicting a Canadian Airman ready to enter his aircraft. The Kingston crest is in the top curve of the window. A plaque below "The Gift of Wm Harty Jr."


The stained glass window was designed and installed by Robert McCausland in 1920 - 1921, Canada's longest active stained glass firm. Brass plates beneath the window name the donor.

This window is from a photograph taken in France of a Canadian Airman, as he was ready to enter his aircraft. Approximately 13,000 Canadians served in the Royal Air Force.

The Battle of Cambrai began on September 27th, 1918, and on October 9th the Canadians, after heavy losses, took Cambrai and made large captures of men and materials.