Memorial: M6556

Memorial window at St Margaret’s Church Paston, Norfolk, dedicated to Lieutenant-Commander Ralph Mack RN, d. 1917, lost in HMS ‘Tornado’


St Margaret's Church, Paston, Norfolk


'To the Glory of God. I proud and loving memory of / Ralph Michael Mack Lt Commander RN younger son of Hugh Paston Mack / and Blanch Elizabeth his wife / Grandson of the late John Mack / of Paston Hall. / He commissioned and commanded / the Destroyer H.M.S. Lucifer in the / engagements of Heligoland Bight / 29 Aug 1914, and Dogger Bank / 24 Jan 1915 and was mentioned in / despatches June 1917. / He was killed in action off the / Dutch Coast 23 Dec 1917 / going down with his ship H.M.S. TORNADO.'


Description: Three light window, in the tracery above, the White Ensign (with blue cross) and the Union Flag. The three main lights depict St Michael in the centre flanked by two angels. The left hand one holds a shield depicting Britannia, a naval crown as the crest. The right hand angel holds a shield bearing the Admiralty foul anchor, a king's crown above. At the base the dedication panel is flanked by HMS 'Tornado' on the left and the sea off a shoreline with flying swans to the right.
Type: Window
Materials: Glass
Vessel: HMS 'Lucifer'; HMS ‘Tornado'


Battle of Heligoland Bight; Battle of Dogger Bank

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War


Mack, Ralph Michael
Age: 34
Date of Death: 23/12/1917
Cause of Death: killed in action
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant Commander
Organisation: Royal Navy


Recorder: Dr Jean Wilson
Photographer: Norman Hammond

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