This window depicts St Michael and in the panel below St Michael and the Dragon. The name of the Archangel Michael means ‘like unto God’. Christian tradition describes him as the Captain-General of the hosts of heaven. Representations invariably depict him as young and beautiful and frequently he is doing battle with Satan, who is represented as a serpent, dragon or demon. This refers to the dramatic description in Revelation (12, 7-9): “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon…”.
The window is dedicated in memory of Major Lord Bernard Gordon Lennox, the third son of the 7th Duke of Richmond and Gordon, KG. Lord Bernard was killed in action at Ypres on November 10th, 1914.
The Inscription at the bottom reads:
In Memory of Major Lord Bernard Gordon Lennox, Grenadier Guards,
killed near Ypres, November 10th, 1914.
Lord Bernard is also noted on the Archangel Raphael window while his son, Lieutenant-General Sir George Gordon Lennox, is commemorated by the St Andrew window.
Lord Bernard Gordon Lennox was born on May 1, 1878. He was the youngest of the children of the 7th Duke of Richmond (then Earl of March) and his first wife, Amy Mary. He was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards and served in the South African 1899-1900 and subsequently rose to the rank of Major. He was killed in action at Ypres on November 10th, 1914. He married Hon. Evelyn Loch (daughter of the 1st Baron Loch). Lady Bernard Gordon Lennox was killed on November 10, 1944 when the Guards’ Chapel was bombed.
Lord and Lady Bernard Gordon Lennox had two sons, the elder Lieutenant General Sir George Gordon Lennox, purchased the Gordon Castle estate and is commemorated in the Chapel by the St Andrew window. The younger son was Rear-Admiral Sir Alexander Gordon Lennox.