WW1 Bell Ringing Performances Honouring and Remembering Service Personnel Who Died

Alderney  S Anne

11/11/2011

1260 Plain Bob Doubles.

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Day.

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12/11/2011

1260 Doubles (2m).

Rung half-muffled in Remembrance.

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23/08/2014

1260 Plain Bob Doubles in 47 minutes (13).

Rung to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Corporal Walter Last, resident of Alderney.

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14/09/2014

1260 Plain Bob Doubles.

Rung half-muffled in memory of Soldat/2 Louis Jean Brochart, 47e Regiment d’Infantrie, France.  Killed in action First Battle of Marne, 100 years ago today (14 September).

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16/09/2014

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 48 minutes (13).

Rung half-muffled in memory of Captain Charles Lemprière Price.  Born on Alderney.  Killed in action at the battle of Aisnes, 16 September 1914, aged 37.

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25/09/2015

1260 Plain Bob Triples in 49 minutes (13-1-0 in F#).

Rung half-muffled in memory of Corporal Gustave Joseph Riou, of the 248th Regiment d’Infantrie.  Died 25 September 1915, aged 42.

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27/04/2016

560 Plain Bob Triples (13-1-0).

Half-muffled in memory of Montagu Middleton Barney, 2nd Lieutenant in 253 coy Royal Engineers (b.24/5/1889 d.  27/4/1916).  Montagu was the son of Montagu T and Gertrude E Barney, of Pacific Grove, California, USA; husband of Phyllis Honour Barney (nee Le Brun), a school teacher living at The Rectory, Alderney.  He was killed in action and is buried at Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais.

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Aldershot  S Michael Archangel

11/11/1921

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Day.

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18/03/1925

5040 Stedman Triples in 3 hours 13 minutes (8-10-0 in A).  Pitstow’s Variation.

The peal was arranged and rung with the bells half-muffled on the occasion of the unveiling of Aldershot Town War Memorial by HRH Prince Henry.

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Alton  S Lawrence

11/11/1923

Three touches of Stedman Triples (morning service, half-muffled 756 changes, after morning service 336 changes, evening service, 1260 changes.

For Remembrance Day.

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12/11/1967

1260 Grandsire Triples.

For Remembrance Day Evensong

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13/11/2011

1260 Grandsire Doubles (468 cover).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

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25/04/2015

1260 Grandsire Triples (18-1-20 in E).

The Anzac Day commemorating the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign.

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08/11/2015

1280 Cambridge Surprise Major in 47 minutes (18-1-20 in E).

Rung for remembrance Sunday during Alton & Petersfield District 1/4 peal fortnight.

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21/01/2016

1260 Plain Bob Minor in 44 minutes (18-1-20 in E).

To commemorate Sergeant Percy William Worsfold, Hampshire Regiment.  Died 21 January 1916, aged 37, during the Great War 1914 – 1918.

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Alverstoke  S Mary

11/11/1919

Annual meeting of the Portsmouth District.  The ringing until 3pm was half-muffled, when the muffles were removed, and the bells rung until 5 0’clock, at which a short service was held in the church, the Rector Canon G.  Landon officiating.

The bells were dedicated and opened as the parish war memorial.

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03/07/1921

Various touches Grandsire Triples.

On the occasion of the laying of the foundation stone of the Gosport War Memorial Hospital by Field-Marshal Earl Haig on Sunday afternoon (the hospital being about half a mile from the church) the bells at Alverstoke were halfmuffled and the whole pull and stand was rung for about a quarter of an hour, commencing at 2.30pm.  A 168 touch of Grandsire Triples was then rung, with Mr Uphill as conductor.  Whilst the service was in progress, the muffles were removed, and, on the choir being sighted returning to the church, a 364 Grandsire was rung.

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10/11/1946

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Day

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09/11/1952

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Day.

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07/11/1954

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Rung half-muffled on Remembrance Sunday.

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09/11/2008

5040 Stedman Triples in 2 hour 47 minutes (13-1-19).  Composed by Philip A B Saddleton (10 Part).

For the fallen.  Commemorating the 90th Year of Remembrance.

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11/11/2009

1320 Cambridge Surprise Minor in 42 minutes (13-1-19).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Day.

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11/11/2012

1260 Grandsire Triples in 43 minutes (13-1-19).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

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Amport  S Mary

11/11/1990

1260 Poppy and Plain Bob Doubles.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

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15/11/2008

5004 Minor in 2 hour 42 minutes (8cwt) (4m: 1 ext each Chester S, St Clement’s College Bob, Cambridge S, 4 exts Plain Bob).

Rung to celebrate the signing of the Armistice ninety years ago on 11 November 1918.

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Arreton  S George

30/12/2004

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

William Young, Able Seaman 221404 Royal Navy, H.  M.  Submarine E3.  Died on 18 October 1914 aged 28.  Boat sunk with all hands off the coast of Germany.

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07/12/2014

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

Captain Arthur Kenneth Puzey, 4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.  Died on 11 November 1914 aged 34.  Killed in action near Ypres, France.

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17/05/2015

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

2nd Lieutenant John Edward Hyland, Royal Marine Light Infantry, Portsmouth Battalion, Royal Navy Division.  Died on 10 May 1915.  Killed in action at Gallipoli.

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21/07/2015

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

Sergeant Henry Tosdevin, 20898.  HQ staff 24th Brigade Royal Garrison Artillery.  Died on 21 July 2015, aged 35 at Military hospital, Europa, Gibraltar.

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12/08/2015

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

James Henry Pocock, Rifleman 1812, 1st / 8th Battalion Hampshire Regiment, Isle of Wight Rifles.  Died on 12 August 1915 aged 23.  Killed in action at Gallipoli.

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12/08/2015

James Punch, Rifleman 2215, 1st / 8th Battalion Hampshire Regiment, Isle of Wight Rifles.  Died on 12 August 1915 aged 29.  Killed in action at Gallipoli.

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12/08/2015

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

Gilbert Wittington, Rifleman 1813, 1st / 8th Battalion Hampshire Regiment, Isle of Wight Rifles.  Died on 12 August 1915 aged 19.  Killed in action at Gallipoli.

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29/10/2015

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

Thomas Edgar Alexander, Lance Corporal 1186, 8th Battalion Hampshire Regiment, Isle of Wight Rifles.  Died on 29 October 1915 aged 20.  Killed in action at Gallipoli.

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16/11/2015

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

Frederick George Henry Weaving, Rifleman 1978, 1st / 8th Battalion Hampshire Regiment, Isle of Wight Rifles.  Died on 16 November 1915 aged 18.  Killed in action at Gallipoli.

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16/12/2015

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

Charles William White, Lance Corporal 1011, 20th Battalion Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Forces.  Died on 16 December 1915, aged 26.  Killed in action in Gallipoli.

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05/03/2016

Arthur Arnold McIlwaine, 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.  Died on 5 March 1916, aged 38.  Killed in action in France.

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27/03/2016

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

Bertie Howard Wray, Rifleman 1888, 1st / 8th Battalion Hampshire Regiment, Isle of Wight Rifles.  Died on 13 August 1915 aged 29.  Killed in action at Gallipoli.

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27/03/2016

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

Robert Dale, Private 8216, 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.  Died on 27 March 1916, aged 39.  Killed in action in Ypres.

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11/04/2016

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

Walter Edgar Hiscock, Private PO/19145 Royal Marine Light Infantry.  Died on 11 April 1916, aged 20.  Contracted pneumonia at Deal Kent.

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01/07/2016

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

Charles Frederick Draper, Corporal S/10852 9th Battalion Rifle Brigade.  Died 1 July 1916, aged 26.  Died from wounds sustained at Flanders.

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01/07/2016

Alfred Morris, Lance Corporal 9468, 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment.  Died 1 July 1916, aged 22.  Battle of the

Somme.

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21/09/2016

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

Albert George Budden, Sick Berth Attendant 2nd Class 351627, HMS Victory Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve.  Died 21 September 1916, aged 28.  Died from Lymphadenoma.

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19/04/2017

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

In remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the deaths of two men from the parish of Arreton who both lost their lives in The Great War of 1914 – 1918.  Captain Charles Seymour Pittis MC.  was born in 1895 at Arreton the only son of Seymour Pittis, a Farmer, and his wife Kate Pittis nee Lock of Hale Manor, Hale Common, Arreton.  He was killed in action on 19 April 1917, aged 21 years whilst on active service in Palestine with the 1st/8th Battalion Hampshire Regiment (The Isle of Wight Rifles) during the second Battle of Gaza.  He was a partner in the firm of Roach Pittis & Co Isle of Wight Solicitors.  He had served in the earlier Gallipoli campaign and had been awarded the Military Cross.  He was buried with full military honours in the Gaza War Cemetery which is located two miles from the Mediterranean coast and one mile northeast of the cry of Gaza.  The cemetery contains 3217 Commonwealth burials from the First World War 781 of them unidentified.  His name is recorded on the Parish War Memorial at St Georges Church, Arreton, on the C S Pittis Memorial on the wall inside St Georges Church and the Arreton Parish Roll of Honour.  Rifleman 330708 William James Hookey was born in 1878 at Newchurch the son of George Hookey a Labourer and his wife Jane Hookey nee Bennett of Alvertone near Brading.  He was married in 1902 at the Victoria Methodist Church in Pyle Street, Newport to Agnes Martha Guy and was the father of Eleanor Grace born 1903, Agnes Florence born 1905, Fanny born 1908 and William Robert born 1910.  The family lived at Maranalia Apse Heath and Pump House, Arreton.  He was employed as a Horseman on a farm.  He was killed in action on 19 April 1917 aged 39 years on active service in Palestine with the 1st/8th Battalion Hampshire Regiment (The Isle of Wight Rifles).  He has no known grave.  His name is recorded on the Arreton Parish War Memorial at St Georges Church, Arreton, the Arreton Parish Roll of Honour and on the Jerusalem Memorial in the Jerusalem War Cemetery.  The cemetery is located at the north end of the Mount of Olives three miles north of the walled city and is permanently open and may be visited at any time.  There are 2514 Commonwealth burials from the First World War in the cemetery 100 of them unidentified.  The Jerusalem Memorial stands within the cemetery and commemorates 3300 Commonwealth serviceman who died during the First World War and who have no known grave.  The memorial was designed by Sir Jon Burnet with sculpture by Gilbert Bayes.  The mosaic in the Memorial Chapel was designed by Robert Anning Bell.  The Memorial was unveiled by Lord Allenby and Sir James Parr on 7 May 1927.

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12/06/2017

In remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the death of Ronald Mowbray Harvey in the Great War of 1914-1918.  He was the third child and second son of Richard and Alice Harvey who were married in 1889 and were a farming family at West Afton and later Newbarn Farm , Calbourne.  Following the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914 Ronald joined the Isle of Wight Rifles as Private Soldier 31598.  He later transferred to the Machine Corps (Infantry) as Private Soldier 67167 serving with the 170th Company in France.  He was wounded in the Battle of Messines a few miles west of the town of Armentieres.  He died from his wounds on 12 June 1917, aged 22 years.  He is buried in the Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension.  The cemetery is located about 8 miles west of Armentieres on the outskirts of the town of Estaires and was used mainly for British and Commonwealth burials.  The cemetery contains 875 burials from the 1914-1918 war 63 of which are unidentified and 9 burials from the withdrawal of the British Expeditionary Force to Dunkirk at the end of May 1940.  The town of Estaires was occupied by French cavalry on 15 October 1914 and passed at once into British hands where it was used as a Field Ambulance centre and a Casualty Clearing Station as early as November 1914.  On 10 April 1918 the town was captured by German forces after an obstinate defence by the 50th (Northumbrian) Division and was finally retaken by British troops at the beginning of September 1918.  His name is recorded on the Parish War Memorial at St Georges Church, Arreton, and on the Arreton Roll of Honour.  His name is also recorded on a diamond shaped marble plaque on the north wall of All Saints Church, Calbourne.  Unusually for such a plaque it records the death of a private soldier, not an officer.  Ronald’s mother Alice died in 1930 aged 68 years and his father Richard died in 1947 aged 86 years.

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28/07/2017

Tenor tolled 100 times.

In remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the death in the Great War of 1914-1918 of 40193 Serjeant John Henry Newland.  He was born in 1892 at Newport the son of Fred Newland and Charlotte Emily Newland nee Grainger.  The family lived at The Station House, Merstone where his father was the Station Master.  He grew up to be known as Jack and was in employment as a cycle repairer.  He died on 28 July 1917 aged 26 years whilst on active service with the 64th Company Royal Garrison Artillery.  He is buried in the Rangoon War Cemetery in India (later known as Burma and now Myanmar).  The graves of 36 Commonwealth serviceman from the First World War are buried there having been moved into this cemetery in 1948, one from Rangoon (Pazunsaung) Cemetery and 35 from Rangoon Cantonment Cemetery.  Rangoon War Cemetery was first used as a burial ground immediately following the recapture of Rangoon in May 1945 from the Japanese during the Second World War.  There are now 1,381 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery including those of the men who died in Rangoon Jail as prisoners of war.  86 burials are unidentified and there are special memorials to more than 60 casualties whose graves could not be located.  His name is recorded on the Parish War Memorial at St Georges Church Arreton and the Arreton Parish Roll of Honour.

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31/07/2017

Tenor tolled 100 times.

In remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the death in the Great War of 1914 – 1918 of Private 24733 William Cecil James.  He was born in 1898 the son of Frank James, a Farm Carter, and his wife Annie Janet James nee Saunders of Vicarage Cottage, Arreton.  He died on the 31 July 1917 whilst serving with Isle of Wight Rifles, B Company, 14th Battalion Hampshire Regiment and fighting against the German Army on the Western Front in Belgium.  His name is recorded as C James on the parish War Memorial at St Georges Church Arreton and on the Arreton Roll of Honour.  His name is also commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial which bears the names of more than 54,000 officers and men whose graves are not known.  The site of the Menin Gate was chosen because of the hundreds of thousands of British and Commonwealth soldiers who passed through it on their way to the battlefields of Ypres, Messines Ridge and Passchendaele.  Each night at 8pm traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial’s arches.  The memorial was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield with sculpture by Sir William Reid-Dick and was unveiled by Lord Plumer on 24 July 1927.  The Second Battle of Ypres In April 1915 is remembered as the first time poison gas was used on the battlefield when it was released by the German forces into the Allied lines north of Ypres.

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28/08/2017

Tenor tolled 100 times.

In remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the death in the Great War 1914-1918 of Captain Bernard Henry Tullidge.  He was born in 1891 the elder son of Henry Tullidge and Constance Tullidge nee Jupe of Shide.  The father had his own business as a Draper and the family including a younger son Robert Milton Tullidge are recorded as living at 2 St Thomas’ Square, Newport, and later at Brookside, Shide.  Bernard grew up to earn a living as a Mineral Water Traveller before joining the 6th Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment.  He was killed in action on the Western Front on 27 August 1917 whilst serving as a Captain attached to the 13th Battalion of his regiment.  His name is recorded on the Parish War Memorial at St Georges Church, Arreton, the Arreton Parish Roll of Honour and the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing in Belgium.  His younger brother Robert Milton Tullidge had died seven months earlier from wounds received whilst in action against the Turkish Army in Iraq the parents having lost both of their sons in the war.

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15/10/2017

Tenor tolled 100 times.

In remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the death in the Great War of 1914 – 1918 of Second Lieutenant William Frank Brett.  He was born in 1882 at Blackwater, Arreton, the son of James Brett, a Labourer, and his wife Sarah Brett nee Ashton.  The family lived at Blackwater Road, Arreton, and Redway, Merstone.  He was educated at Rookley National School where his attendance was excellent.  He was awarded a Certificate of Merit for perfect attendance during the half year ending 31 October 1892.  He was married in 1907 at St Mary’s Church, Brading, to Harriet Louisa Jones of Claremont, The Mall, Brading.  He became a professional soldier joining the Royal Garrison Artillery.  On 28 March 1911 whilst serving as Sergeant 26690 he was awarded the Army First Class (Higher) Certificate of Education by the Army Council.  He also became the holder of a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.  He died on 15 October 1917 on the Western Front in action with 24th Siege Battery aged 35 years.  He is buried in the Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery in Belgium.  The cemetery is named after a nearby plantation of larch trees and a railway line.  It is located approximately 3 miles south-east of the town of Ypres close to the nearby battlefields.  It contains 856 burials of which 321 have not been identified.  There are special memorials to 82 casualties known or believed to be buried in this cemetery and other special memorials record the names of 5 casualties buried in German cemeteries whose graves could not be found.  The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.  The name of Second Lieutenant William Frank Brett is recorded on the Parish War Memorial at St Georges Church, Arreton, the Arreton Parish Roll of Honour, the Brading War Memorial, the Brading Town Hall Roll of Honour and the Carisbrooke Castle County War museum.

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18/11/2017

Christine Faulkner of this tower, tolled the treble bell 100 times as a personal tribute to her uncle who she was never able to meet.

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21/11/2017

Tenor tolled 100 times.

In remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the death in the Great War of 1914-1918 of Gunner 149319 Frank Stevens.  He was born at Arreton in 1892 the son of James Stevens an Agricultural Labourer and his wife Elizabeth Mary Stevens.  The family lived at West Standen Lodge, Arreton, and Kennerley Cottage, Godshill, He was employed as a Shepherd.  He was killed in action on 21 November 1917 aged 25 years whilst on active service with the 190th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery on the Western Front In France and Belgium.  He had also previously served as Gunner 855513 with the Royal Field Artillery.  He is buried in the Huts Cemetery which is located 4 miles south-west of the town of Ypres.  It contains the graves of 1094 allied soldiers.  Almost two thirds of the burials are of Gunners as many artillery positions existed nearby.  The cemetery takes its name from a line of huts along a nearby road which were used by field ambulances during the 1917 allied offensive in this area.  His name is commemorated on the Parish War Memorial at St George’s Church, Arreton and on the Parish of Arreton Roll of Honour.

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Awbridge  Clock House Bells

11/11/2011

1280 Spliced Surprise Major (4m.  320 each of Rutland, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Cambridge.  ATW, 11 COM) in 42 minutes (2-2-0).

Rung in Remembrance of those who gave their life in defence of their country.

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01/07/2016

1250 Yorkshire Surprise Major in 39 minutes (3-1-2).

In memory of all those who fought in the Great War and rung to commemorate the centenary today (2 July) of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme.

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Bagshot  S Anne

13/02/1921

Quarter Peal Grandsire Triples in 50 minutes.

After the unveiling of the war memorial to the fallen.  Bells half-muffled.

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Barton Stacey  All Saints

09/11/2013

1260 Doubles (16m/V) in 41 minutes (7-0-12):  Wollaton, Kexby, Laxton, Jevington, Euxton, Pancrasweek, Duxford, Coxmoor, Ixworth, Goxhill, Hexgreave, Foxhill, Beauxfield, Clashmore, Allexton, Moxley.

Rung half-muffled, in memory of those that have lost their lives in conflict.

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Basingstoke  All Saints

11/11/2007

1287 Grandsire Triples (11-0-6).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

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11/11/2011

1260 Stedman Triples in 45 minutes (11-0-6).  (Arranged by T Thurstans).

Half-muffled for Armistice day.

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04/11/2012

1260 St Clement’s College Bob Triples in 43 minutes (11-0-6).  (Composed by R B Pullin).

Half-muffled for All Souls Eucharist and commemoration of the departed.

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11/11/2012

1260 Grandsire Triples in 44 minutes (11-0-6).  (Composed by B D Constant).

Rung half-muffled for Armistice Day.

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03/11/2013

1287 Grandsire Triples in 44 minutes (11-0-6).  (Composed by B D Constant).

Half-muffled for All Souls Eucharist and commemoration of the departed.

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Basingstoke  S Michael

19/07/1919

Grandsire Triples.

For Peace Celebration Day.

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09/11/1997

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Rung half-muffled prior to Evensong for Remembrance Sunday.

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08/11/1998

1301 Grandsire Triples.

Half-muffled for evensong on Remembrance Sunday.

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12/11/2000

1260 St Clements Triples.

Rung half-muffled for evensong on Remembrance Sunday.

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11/11/2001

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Rung half-muffled for Evensong on Remembrance Day.

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09/11/2003

1260 Stedman Triples.

Rung Half Muffled prior to evensong on Remembrance Sunday.

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14/11/2004

1260 Grandsire Triples (14 cwt).( Arranged by Sean D Smith).

Rung half-muffled for Evensong on Remembrance Sunday.

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13/11/2005

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Half muffled prior to Evensong for Remembrance Sunday.

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09/11/2008

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday and for the life of Roy Seaman.

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08/11/2009

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Rung half-muffled for Evensong on Remembrance Sunday.

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14/11/2010

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

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11/11/2012

1273 Grandsire Triples.

For Evensong.  Rung half-muffled on Remembrance Sunday.

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10/11/2013

1260 Doubles (5 M/V): 480 Grandsire, 240 Plain Bob, 240 St Simons, 240 St Martins, 60 Stedman.

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

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04/08/2014

1914 Spliced (2m: Grandsire Doubles and Plain Bob Major) in 1 hour 11 minutes.  10 changes Grandsire Doubles, 1904 changes Plain Bob Major.

Rung half-muffled on the 100th anniversary of Britain entering the First World War, in memory of those who lost their lives in the conflict.

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09/11/2014

1273 Grandsire Triples.

Rung half-muffled on Remembrance Sunday.

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26/04/2015

1260 St Clements College Bob Minor in 45 minutes.

To mark the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign, and to remember those who lost their lives.

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30/08/2015

1288 Plain Bob Triples in 46 minutes (14-1-10 in F).

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Captain John Aiden Liddell VC.  MC of Basingstoke who died on 31 August 1915.

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08/11/2015

1273 Grandsire Triples in 46 minutes (14-1-10 in F).  (Composed by Richard B Pullin).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

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16/10/2016

1260 Grandsire Triples (14-1-10).

Rung to remember Albert Isley, Henry Tricker, Paul Raynbird and William Walker, from the Basingstoke area, who died in August 1916 serving in the Great War.

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20/11/2016

1312 Plain Bob Major (14-1-10 in F).

Rung in memory of Alec Boucher MC, who died on 18 November 1916, at the battle of the Somme.  Alec’s Great nephew, Roderick Boucher, is a ringer at this tower.

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01/03/2017

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 45 minutes (14-1-10 in F).

L/Cpt John Rice (22416) of the 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment was Killed in Action, aged 34, on 1 March 1917, not far from the village of Theipval in the Peronne district of Somme.  His name is inscribed on Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C of the Theipval Memorial.  Rung on the back 6 on Ash Wednesday, to mark the centenary of the death of John Rice, Grandfather of the tenor ringer.

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09/04/2017

1287 Grandsire Triples (composed by Dennis Chapman) (14-1-10 in F),

Rung on Palm Sunday, in memory of the following, who gave their lives in the Great War:

Harry Atheling Russell Boustead, Lieutenant in the 18th Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps, who died of wounds on 5 April 1917, aged 24.  Alfred Shorney, Private in the 13th Battalion of the London Regiment, who was killed in action on 10 April 1917 in France, aged 32.  Reginald Joice, Lieutenant in the 50th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery, who was killed in action on 30 April 1917 in France, aged 34.  William Smith, Corporal in the 1st/4th Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment, who died on 30 April 1917 in Constantinople, aged 36.

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18/06/2017

1260 Grandsire Triples in 45 minutes.  (14–1–10 in F).

Rung in memory of the following who lost their lives in WW1.  PTE Ernest Charles Cook, 242451, 5th.Bn.  Hampshire Regiment, died 8 May 1917 aged 18.  PTE Charles George Hasler, TR7/2110, 92nd Training Reserve Bn.  Died 31 May 1917 aged 18.  Both are buried in South View Cemetery, Basingstoke.

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02/07/2017

1260 Grandsire Triples in 45 minutes (14–1–10 in F)

Rung to remember the following who lost their lives in WW1.  PTE Frederick William Leavey, 31732, 6th Bn.  Wiltshire Regiment, died 9 June 1917 aged 29.  PTE William Percy Rampton, 203439, 1st / 4th Bn.  South Lancashire Regiment, died of wounds on 6 June 1917 aged 29.  Lieutenant A J Matthews, M.C.  1st Bn.  Canadian Infantry died of wounds 13 June 1917, aged 23.  PTE Albert Edward Phillips, 50654, 1st/4th Bn.  Suffolk Regiment, died 24 May 1917 aged 23.  Sergeant Sidney Joseph Unwin, M.M.  87113, 6th Howitzer Bde.  Canadian Field Artillery, died 29 June 1917.  PTE Sidney Arthur Thumwood, 1st Bn Wiltshire Regiment, died 30 May 1917 aged 23.

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16/07/2017

1260 Plain Bob Triples (14-1-10 in F).

Rung to commemorate the lives of the following, who died during WWI:

Private Reginald Ernest Guy Trodd, 230949, 1st/2nd Bn.  London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), died 4 May 1917 aged 27.  Private John Thomas Wyeth, G/8930 6th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).  Died 3 May aged 26.  Second Lieutenant Thomas Armin Oppe, 4th Bn attd 1st Bn Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) died 20 May 1917 aged 36.  Second Lieutenant George Stanley Taylor, 905th M.T.Coy.  Army Service Corps, died 4 May 1917 aged 28.  PTE J Pardey 26748, 50th Coy.  Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) died 14 May 1917 aged 32.

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20/08/2017

1260 Grandsire Triples (14–1–10 in F).

Rung to commemorate the lives of the following, who gave their lives in WWI: Sergeant Herbert John Irving, 3375, 11th Bn Australian Infantry A.I.F.  died 7 May 1917 aged 24.  Born at Basingstoke.  Gunner George Charles Dimes, 87665, 188th Heavy Bty.  Royal Garrison Artillery, died 5 May 1917 aged 26.  Ordinary Telegraphist Gordon Thomas Sansom, J/32712 H.M.S.  “Derwent”, died 2 May 1917 aged 17.

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12/11/2017

1260 Plain Bob Triples  (14–1–10 in F).

Rung 1/2 muffled on Remembrance Sunday for those that died during the battle of Passchendaele.

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Baughurst  S Stephen

25/08/2014

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Private Sidney Kelly, 8695, 1st Bn Royal Hampshire Regiment.  Mobilised at Le Havre, 23 August 1914.  Born in Ramsdale, Hampshire.  Resided Norton-Malton, Yorkshire.

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07/11/2014

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Thomas Mears, killed in action aged 27.  Baptised at Ramsdell in 1887, son of Hannah Mears.

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16/02/2015

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Alexander G Kelly, 3044, 3rd Bn Rifle Brigade, who died of wounds at home, aged 35.  Born in Dover, Kent, resided in Basingstoke.  Son of Thomas Kelly who served in the South African Campaign.

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02/05/2015

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Beecham Lucock, who died from wounds received in Gallipoli, aged 26.

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04/06/2015

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Cyril Froome, who was killed in action in Gallipoli, aged 22.  Son of Charles and Hannah Froome of Ramsdell.  Baptised March 1893.

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01/07/2015

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Ernest Sandford, 14915, 2nd Bn Hampshire Regiment, died at Gallipoli aged 25.  Son of Joseph and Ruth of Baughurst.

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25/09/2015

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of James Vince, killed in action, aged 20.  Son of James and Eliza Vince of School House, Ramsdell.  Baptised 1895.

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15/11/2015

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Lance Corporal George Ernest Jacob, 16947, 1st Bn Grenadier Guards.  Died from wounds in the hand from a bursting (poisoned) bomb in the trenches in France.  Died in a military hospital near Bristol, aged 22.  Born in Baughurst, resided in Caversham.  Will left his effects to his mother, Sarah Jacobs of Upper Farm, Baughurst Road.  Buried at Baughurst church.

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21/01/2016

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Lance Corporal Harry Lawes, 1st/4th (TF) Bn Hampshire Regiment.  Died in Mesopotamia (Orah), aged 21.  Resided in Ramsdell.  His Will states – All my money in the Post Office to my father Mr J Lawes at Brook Cottage, Stoney Heath, Ramsdell also my prayer book.  And to my mother at the same address, I leave my wrist watch and green scarf.  Pay book opened September 1915.

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02/06/2016

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Albert G Appleton, 16845, 5th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales), who was killed in action, aged 19.  Son of Mrs E Appelton, Gladstone Cottage.

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01/07/2016

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Joseph Frankum, killed in action aged 27.  Husband of Mrs J Frankum, c/o Mrs J Ilsley, Ramsdell.

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01/07/2016

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Lance Corporal Francis Reginald Abbott, 12723, Coldstream Guards, aged 22.  Son of Harry and Nellie of Little Ham Farm, Baughurst.

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01/07/2016

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Frederick Smith, 14819, 1st Bn Royal Hampshire Regiment, aged 24.  Son of Enos and Margaret Ellen Smith of Honeysuckle Cottage, Haughurst Hill, Baughurst.

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01/07/2016

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Robert Jacob, 2nd Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales), aged 20.  Born Wood Green Middlesex, resided in Basingstoke.  Son of Ernest G and Sarah Ruth Jacob of West View Baughurst.  Brother of George Ernest and Robert.

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09/09/2016

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Frank Kernutt, 12147, 11th Bn Royal Hampshire Regiment, Hampshire Regular Pioneers, aged 19.  Died in the Somme, exactly two years after joining up with his brother George.  He served 10 months in Ireland, going to France on 18 December 1915.  Born in Baughurst and resided in Basingstoke.  4th son of Peter James and Kate Kernutt of Haughurst Hill.

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19/10/2016

In commemoration of the centenary of the death of William J Monger, MM.  14263, 2nd Bn Royal Hampshire Regiment, aged 19.  Son of Mrs Alice May Monger of Ivy Cottage, Heath End.  Will of 28 July 1915 left whole of property to Miss Monger, Holly Cottage, Baughurst.

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05/11/2016

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Edward Seaward, who died of wounds aged 21.  Son of Mrs Hannah Seaward and the late Edward Seaward of Lower Farm, Ramsdell.  Baptised 1895.

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18/02/2017

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Francis Appleby, killed in action, aged 23.  Son of William and Harriet Amelia of Charter Alley.  Baptised 1893.

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24/02/2017

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Tom Taylor, 1st / 4th Bn Royal Hampshire Regiment.  Died of wounds in Mesopotamia after transferring to Indian Brigade, aged 21.  Son of Israel Thomas and Emily Ruth Taylor of 1 Warren Cottages, Streatley, Reading.  Previously of Heath End.  Letter accepted as Will – “To mother.  Leave Everythink to you mother.  Buy Lilly a little think with £2.10s.0d of my club money”.

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30/04/2017

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Lance Corporal Walter J Cripps, 17293, 35th Company, Machine Gun Corps, killed in action, aged 22.  Son of the late Job and Sarah Cripps.

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18/08/2017

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Serjeant Edward Blake, who died of wounds aged 34.  Son of Alfred Thomas Blake of Waising, Berkshire.  Husband of M S Blake of 185 Gosbrook Road, Caversham.  He was a Serjeant in ’D’ Battery (howitzers) of the 150th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.  His service number was 108112.  He died of wounds received during the Third Battle of Ypres (commonly known as Passchendaele).  He is buried in the Brandhoek Military Cemetery No 3, Belgium.  He is remembered on the Ramsdell War Memorial.

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14/09/2017

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Major Merrick Hugh McConnel, Major in ’B’ Battery (Field Guns) of the 295th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.  He was twice mentioned in despatches.  He was the eldest son of William Houldsworth and Florence McConnel of Heath End House and was married to Mary McConnel (Belfield).  He was killed on the Western Front while taking part in the battle to recapture the Flanders plain and open the way to Bruges and the Belgian coast.  Merrick was struck by a shell on 13 September 1917 while observing for his battery in an exposed position at Poperinghe near Ypres.  He died in hospital the following day.  He is buried at the nearby Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium and he is remembered on the Baughurst/Heath End War Memorial, Tadley War Memorial as well as at the War Cloister, Winchester College.  In his memory his father set up the Heath End Village Trust  and purchased land on which to build the village hall

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13/10/2017

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Second Lieutenant John Bertram Greenup, 5th/1st Bn Rifle Brigade, aged 19.  Son of Revd.  Dr and Mrs A W Greenup of Great Oakley Rectory Harwich, Essex, latter in 1915 at St Johns Cottage, Bishopswood Road.  He was a scholar at Wadham College, Oxford.

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27/02/2018

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Leonard G Rampton, aged 32.  Son of George and Edith of Bishopswood Lane, discharged due to ill health and died locally and buried at St Peter’s Church.

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Binsted  Holy Cross

11/11/1981

1260 Plain Bob Minor.

For Remembrance Sunday

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Bishopstoke  S Mary

09/11/1969

1260 Grandsire Doubles.

For Remembrance Sunday.

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12/11/1989

1260 Doubles (4m/v).

For the Remembrance Day Evening Service

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11/11/1990

1260 Plain Bob Triples.

Hal-muffled for Remembrance Sunday Evensong

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10/11/1991

1260 Stedman Triples.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday Evensong

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13/11/2011

1277 Grandsire Caters in 45 minutes (11-1-1).

By the Sunday service band, half-muffled for Remembrance Day morning.

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19/12/2017

5082 Bristol Surprise Royal in 2 hours 52 minutes (11-1-1 in G).

Rung in memory of of Battery Sergeant Major Frederick William Hutchinson, ringer at this church, killed 30/11/1917 in the counter offensive following the Battle of Cambrai.

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Bournemouth  Private Residence

11/11/1951

5040 Plain Bob Royal in 2 hours 27 minutes (composed by Ernest Morris).

Rung on Remembrance Day.

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Bournemouth  S John Ev

09/11/1969

1260 Plain Bob Doubles.

For Remembrance Sunday.

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Bournemouth  S Peter

01/11/1946

1260 Grandsire Triples.  For Remembrance Day.

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08/11/1970

1260 Grandsire Doubles

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday

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Brading  S Mary V

09/11/1969

1260 Grandsire Doubles.

For Remembrance Sunday.

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15/11/1971

1260 Grandsire Doubles (6, 8 covering).

Rung for Remembrance Sunday.

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12/11/1972

1260 Grandsire Doubles.  6, 7, 8 covering.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday

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11/10/2014

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 41 minutes (6-2-0).

Rung half-muffled with the tenor open, in memory of Gunner George Fry, of this Parish, Royal Field Artillery, died 26 August 1914.  On the centenary of his death.

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12/10/2014

1260 Doubles (2m) in 41 minutes (9-3-19).  Plain Bob, Grandsire.

Rung half-muffled with the tenor open, in memory of Driver Frederick Butcher, of this Parish, Royal Field Artillery who died on 15 September 1914, aged 18.  On the centenary of his death.

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28/10/2014

1260 Grandsire Triples in 45 minutes (9-3-19).

Rung half-muffled, in memory of Private Victor Wright, of this Parish, 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment, died 29 October 1914.  On the centenary of his death.

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09/11/2014

1260 Plain Bob Minor in 42 minutes (9-3-19).

Rung half-muffled, on the back 6, for Evensong on Remembrance Sunday.

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24/01/2015

1260 Doubles (3m) in 38 minutes (6-2-0).  St Simons, Plain Bob, Grandsire.

Rung half-muffled in memory of Rifleman William Johnson, of this Parish, 1st Battalion Kings Royal Rifles Corps, died 24 January 1915, aged 31.  On the centenary of his death.

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08/03/2015

1260 Doubles (2m) in 38 minutes (6-2-0 in B).  480 Plain Bob, 780 Grandsire.

Rung half-muffled in memory of Rifleman Harold Taylor, of this Parish, 8th Battalion Hampshire Regiment, died 9 March 1915.  On the centenary of his death.

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26/04/2015

1260 Grandsire Triples in 43 minutes (9-3-19 in G).

Rung half-muffled in memory of Private Samuel Walter Joy, of this Parish, 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment, died 27 April 2015, aged 21.

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28/04/2015

1260 Doubles (3m) in 38 minutes (6-2-0 in B).

Rung half-muffled in memory of Private Joseph Henry Jackson, of this Parish, 2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment.  Died 28 April 1915.

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03/05/2015

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 37 minutes (6-2-0 in B).

Rung half-muffled in memory of Private Jesse Henry Barton, of this Parish, 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment.  Died 3 May 1915, aged 35.

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11/11/2015

1288 Grandsire Triples in 45 minutes (9-3-19 in G).

Rung half-muffled in memory of George H Abbott, of this Parish, unknown rank and regiment and precise date of death, died during 1915, aged 17.

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10/04/2016

1260 Grandsire Triples in 46 minutes (9-3-19 in G).

Rung half-muffled in memory of Private Herbert Luther Wicken, of this Parish, 18th Battalion Canadian Infantry.  Died 10 April 1916.

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31/05/2016

1440 Plain Bob Minor in 46 minutes.

In memory of Robert John Sheath, of this Parish, Stoker, 1st Class, RN, HMS Queen Mary who died this day in the Battle of Jutland 1916, aged 21.

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11/11/2016

1273 Grandsire Triples in 46 minutes (9-3-19).

Rung half-muffled for Armistice Day.  “At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them”.

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17/02/2017

1260 Doubles (3m – 360 Plain Bob, 360 Reverse Canterbury, 540 Grandsire) in 41 minut6es (9-3-19 in G).

Rung half muffled in memory of Private Frederick James Pink, of this parish, 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment, died 17 February 1917, aged 19, on the centenary of his death.  12/32.

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19/01/2018

1260 Doubles (2m) (480 Plain Bob, 780 Grandsire) in 42 minutes (9-3-19 in G).

Rung half muffled in memory of Leading Stoker Harry Hinks, of this parish, Royal Navy H.M.  S/M H10, died 19/01/1918 aged 25.

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Brighstone  S Mary V

12/11/1989

1294 Cambridge Surprise Minor.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday

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11/11/1990 1260 Doubles (3m/v).

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

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14/11/2010 1260 Grandsire Doubles.

Half-muffled, on Remembrance Sunday.

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13/11/2011 1260 Single Oxford and Plain Bob Minor.

Half-muffled on Remembrance Sunday.

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11/11/2012 1259 Plain Bob Minor.

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

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10/11/2013

1260 Doubles (3m/V) Plain Bob, April Day, Grandsire.

Half-muffled on Remembrance Sunday.

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09/11/2014

1260 Doubles.  Plain Bob and Grandsire.

Half-muffled on Remembrance Sunday.

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08/11/2015

1260 Doubles (3m/V) in 38 minutes.  360 April Day, 480 Plain Bob, 420 Grandsire.

Rung half-muffled by a local band, prior to the Remembrance Sunday Service.

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13/11/2016

1260 Doubles (1p, 3m) in 37 minutes (7 cwt).  60 Stedman, 4 extents each Reverse Canterbury Pleasure, Plain Bob, 240 Grandsire.

Rung half-muffled on Remembrance Sunday.

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Brockenhurst  S Nicholas

08/11/2008

1260 Plain Bob Doubles in 41 minutes (4).

For Remembrance Day.

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13/11/2011

1260 Doubles (120 each: April Day; Kennington; 240 each: Plain Bob; Cliffords Pleasure; Southrepps; Reverse Canterbury; 60 Grandsire.  In 38 minutes (4).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Day.

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29/05/2016

5090 Neath Abbey Surprise Major in 2 hours 39 minutes (4-1-12 in B).

(X3x4x5x6x2x3.56.4.56.7×456.56.3x2x6x5x4x3x2 [b].  Non Palindromic.  Composed by Robert D S Brown).

Remembering the Battle of Jutland between the British Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet under Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, against the Imperial German Navy’s High Seas Fleet under Vice-Admiral Reinhard Scheer 31 May 1916 – 1 June 1916.

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29/06/2016

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 38 minutes (4-1-12).

Rung prior to the Centenary service of the No.  1 New Zealand General Hospital.  A new stained glass window which commemorates the New Zealand soldiers buried in the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in St Nicholas churchyard, was unveiled by His Excellency the Rt Hon Sir Lockwood Smith, New Zealand High Commissioner.

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Burghclere  The Ascension

07/11/2009

1260 Doubles (2m).

Rung half-muffled in memory of those people who lost their lives fighting for our country in the two world wars and all conflicts since; “we will remember them”.

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26/07/2014

1320 Burghclere Doubles in 42 minutes (8 cwt) (Plain Bob Doubles with Reverse New Grandsire plain calls).

Especially arranged and rung half-muffled to commemorate Britain entering WW1 100 years ago.

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Buriton  S Mary V

10/11/2013

1260 Grandsire Doubles.

Rung half-muffled prior to Remembrance Service.

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09/11/2014 1260 Doubles (2m) Plain Bob, Grandsire.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Service.

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Carisbrooke  S Mary V

14/11/1926

1260 Grandsire Triples in 47 1/2 minutes.

Rung half-muffled for memorial service.

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13/11/2011

1344 Double Norwich Court Bob Major.

Half-muffled for evensong on Remembrance Sunday.

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13/11/2016

5075 Grandsire Caters (Composed by Juan deDios) in 3 hours 8 minutes (20).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Day service and in memory of Carisbrooke lad, Petty Officer Patrick Lewis Dunne, who passed away in 1941 on H.M.S.  Hood

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Catherington  All Saints

14/11/2004

1280 Spliced Surprise Major (Cambridge, Yorkshire, Rutland, Lincolnshire) in 44 minutes (8).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

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Chale  S Andrew

08/11/2015

5040 Minor (7m: 1 extent of each of S.  Oxford, D.  Oxford, Grandsire, St.  Clement, Plain, Kent TB.  Cambridge S) in 2 hours 41 minutes (8-1-12 in B).

Rung half muffled following the Remembrance Sunday service.

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28/07/2016

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

In remembrance of Pte.  William Arthur Moore, 23205, 1st Bn Hampshire Regiment.  Killed in action 28 July 1916, aged 38.  Son of the late Arthur and Emily Moore of Park Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight.

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15/09/2016

Tenor bell tolled 100 times for each of the fallen servicemen.

The tenor bell was tolled 100 times for each of the following servicemen, who died one hundred years ago today, on 15 September 1916:  Pte Geoffrey Frederick Denys Butler; 2 Lt.  William Menzie Grant Calder; Sgt.  William Arthur Colenutt; Pte.  Charles Reginald Coombs; Rifleman Arthur Ernest Clifford Edmunds; Pte.  Leonard Dalton Hayward; Pte Herbert Alfred Hobbs; Corporal Frank Frederick Morris; Pte.  William James Petty; Lance Corporal Alban William David Pittis; Lt.  Charles Gordon Potter; Rifleman Sidney Oscar Thaler; and Sgt.  James Reginald R Wiles.

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22/09/2016

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

Rung in commemoration of the centenary of the death of Acting Bombardier Robert Hewett Rookwood Gage, who died on 22 September 1916, aged 24.

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Chandler’s Ford  Private Residence

05/08/2014

1260 Plain Bob Royal.

Rung to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

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Christchurch  Prior Ch of Holy Trinity

02/01/1916

1295 Grandsire Caters.

Bells muffled ringing for dead heroes – Universal Observance on Intercession Sunday.

Never before in the history of ringing has such united action been taken in a public observance as was the case on Sunday, when, throughout the land, with comparatively few exceptions, the bells of our churches were rung muffled “to give emphasis” in the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury, “to our sense of the loss the country has sustained by the death of the brave men who have given their lives in the cause of what we believe to be loyalty to righteousness and truth”.  The one important point in connection with this special ringing was the fact that its particular purpose was brought very widely beneath the notice of the public, thanks to the publicity which was obtained through a large number of the great daily papers.  Many of them quoted the Archbishop’s letter, and the ringers’ prelude to those remarkable services held on Sunday made an obvious impression.  One great London daily paper dwelt upon the “note of solemnity given to the occasion by peals of muffled bells”; another said “a new and impressive note was struck at the services, for muffled peals were rung in memory of the brave men who have fallen”.  Thus in varying phrase, the great journals have made known the ringers part.

As for the clergy, they readily welcomed the idea of the muffled ringing, and many not only announced the purpose of the ringing, but emphasised its meaning.  In hundreds of towers special touches were rung, the ringers themselves going out of their way to make adequate arrangements, and the success which attended the day’s observance was the more remarkable from the fact that in so large a number of cases the bands were seriously depleted by the contributions in men which have been made to the Forces.  But if only to ring rounds, the muffles were put on, just as readily and just as willingly as if it were for a quarter peal.  [Ringing World 7 January 1916]

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11/11/1918

1259 Grandsire Caters.  (Composed by W A Cave).

Celebration of peace.

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18/02/1922

5039 Stedman Triples in 3 hours 18 minutes.  Composed by A B Carpenter.

The peal was arranged to commemorate the unveiling and dedication of the war memorial in the church by the Bishop of Southampton.

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11/11/1923

1295 Grandsire Caters.

For Remembrance Day.

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13/11/2016

300 Rounds and call changes in 15 minutes (27 cwt).

Half-muffled in memory of the fallen in two World Wars and in conflicts since, and prior to the Civic act of Remembrance in the Priory.

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01/10/2017

1260 Grandsire Triples (10 cwt).

Remembering WW1 soldier Lance Corporal Vincent Street who was a ringer at the Priory and died 26 September 1917.

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Church Oakley  S Leonard

14/10/2017

1000 Plain Bob Doubles.

Rung to commemorate the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in the 1914 – 1918 war.  Soldiers from the

Basingstoke area, whose deaths are noted in St Michael’s, Basingstoke, Book of Remembrance during September and October 1917: namely Edwin Holton, Gordon Webb, Walter Pound, William Andrews and William Webb

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Curdridge  S Peter

15/08/1915

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Rung in memory of Edwin Wellstead, 100 years since his death in the sinking of the transport ship ‘Royal Edward’ on 13 August 1915.

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16/09/1915

2520 Grandsire Triples.

Rung half muffled in memory of Pte.  Edwin Wellstead, who lost his life in the sinking of the transport Royal Edward, on 13 August 1915.  Mr and Mrs Wellstead expressed their thanks for the many messages of sympathy which they have received in their bereavement.

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02/01/1916

500 Grandsire Triples.

Corporal G Bull, of Curdridge, Hants company, has just come out of hospital, where he has been under treatment for a great many wounds received from shrapnel, while gallantly attempting to repair a communication line which had been broken, and which thus endangered the artillery.  He is now home on sick leave, and was able to take part in  ringing for men’s service.  The band have lost Private E J Wellstead RAMC who was drowned when the “Royal Edward” was sunk and another member, Private R Elcock, is serving with the colours.  Despite the loss of the services of these three men, the company, during 1915, rang one quarter-peal of Grandsire Triples, and 46 504’s, two 720’s and eleven 360’s of Bob Minor, and 104 six-scores of Stedman Doubles.

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07/01/1916

5040 Grandsire Triples.

Rung deeply muffled with the exception of the tenor which was open at backstroke, for all those who have fallen in the war.

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11/02/1923

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Rung deeply muffled with the exception of the tenor which was open at backstroke.  Prior to the unveiling of the memorial window in St Peter’s Church, given by Mr and Mrs E H Lee in remembrance of all from the parish who gave their lives in the great war, their only son being among the number.

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15/08/2015

1260 Grandsire Triples (25-3-19 in D).

Rung in memory of all those in the Parish who died as a result of World War 1, particularly Edwin Wellstead, ringer at Curdridge before the War, who died aged about 21 when the troopship “Royal Edward” was torpedoed on the way to Gallipoli on 13 August 1915.  Edwin rang the 4th in the first local band quarter peal on the bells, of Grandsire Triples, on 29 December 1911.

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Dummer  All Saints

16/11/2016

Half an hour of Plain Bob Doubles and Plain Hunt on 4 and 5,

Rung to remember Royston Bishop, a Dummer resident who died on 16 November 1916 after being wounded at the Battle of the Ancre (the last engagement in the Battle of the Somme).  Royston also appears on the Bell Ringer’s memorial in Winchester Cathedral.

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East Meon  All Saints

08/12/2014

1260 Doubles (720 Grandsire, 540 Plain Bob).

Rung half-muffled in memory of Pte Arthur Charles Titheridge a ringer born in this parish, who made the supreme sacrifice this day 100 years ago.  A member of the Royal Marine Light Infantry aboard HMS “Kent” he died in the Battle of the Falkland Islands, aged 31.

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East Tytherley  S Peter

18/09/1935

5024 Bob Major in 3 hours 19 minutes (14 cwt).  (Composed and conducted by George Williams).

Three ringers, each of whom lost an arm in the Great War, took part together in a peal of Bob Major.  They were Messrs.  H Balaam, (Basingstoke), G Pullinger (Bishopstoke), and J W Faithfull (Southampton).  They were all ringers before the war, and it says much for their enthusiasm that, despite the handicap of having lost a limb, they have kept up active participation in the art.  All these ringers, as well as other one-armed men, have previously rung peals, but this is believed to be the first occasion that three have taken part in the same peal.

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11/11/1988

1400 Little Bob Major.

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26/08/2014

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Private Willie Kimber, aged 28, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment.  Son of Mr J Kimber of East Tytherley, brother of C Kimber (see 9 August 2016).  7792 La-Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial.

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28/04/2015

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Private George Dowling, aged 22, 2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment.  Son of Charles and Mary Jane Dowling, of Bentley, Mottisfont, Romsey, Hampshire.  8309 Gallipoli Helles Memorial.

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28/04/2015

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Corporal Walter William Ansty, aged 28, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment.  Son of George and Ann Ansty of Dunbridge.  8673 Gallipoli Helles Memorial.

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06/07/2015

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Corporal Leonard Ernest Robey, aged 29, 14th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment).  Son of Robert Robey of the Estate Office, Lockerley Hall.  63780 Flanders Ploegsteert Wood Cemetery.

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30/07/2015

Tenor bell tolled 100 times,

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Lance-Corporal Thomas Butler Bodman, aged 23, 7th Battalion, Rifle Brigade.  Son of Mr T J B and Mrs M Bodman of Westerham, Kent.  B/438 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

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13/08/2015

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Private William Henry Drake, aged 30, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment.  Born in Mottisfont, resided in East Tytherley.  11051 Gallipoli Helles Memorial.

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13/08/2015

Tenor bell tolled 100 times,

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Private Frederick Charles Cannons, aged 27, 13th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment.  Son of Frederick and Louisa A Cannons, of East Tytherley.  10838 Gallipoli Helles Memorial.

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08/10/2015

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Private H Betteridge, 13th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment.  11043 Malta Pieta Cemetery.

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09/08/2016

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Lance Corporal C Kimber, aged 24, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade.  Son of James and Elizabeth Kimber of East Tytherley.  Brother of Willie Kimber, see 26 August 2014.  8654 Ypres Ferme-Oliver Cemetery.

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12/04/2017

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Private Harry Betteridge, aged 30, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment.  Son of the late James and Elizabeth Betteridge, husband of Ellen Mary Betteridge of 40 Palmerton Street, Romsey, Hampshire.  14889 Arras Memorial.

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30/05/2017

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Private Frederick Alan Hiscock, 2nd Battalion, Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry.  320721 Somme Peronne Cemetery.

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Easton  S Mary

12/11/1972

1260 Plain Bob Doubles.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Service

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Eling  S Mary

08/11/2014

5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major (Composed by D F Morrison (1947)) in 3 hours 3 minutes (12).

In memory of the fallen.

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07/11/2015

1287 Grandsire Triples (Composed by Peter Soar) in 46 minutes (11-3-4 in F sharp).

Rung half-muffled in memory of those who have lost their lives in conflict.

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Fareham  SS Peter & Paul

13/11/1960

1344 Plain Bob Major.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Day.

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10/11/1963

1260 Grandsire Triples.

On Remembrance Sunday – Rung half-muffled for Evensong.

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13/11/1966

1259 Grandsire Caters.

Rung half-muffled on Remembrance Sunday

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Farnborough  S Peter

06/11/1955

1260 Grandsire Doubles.

Rung at Evensong for Remembrance Sunday.

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11/11/1979

1260 Triples (2m).

For Remembrance Sunday

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10/11/1991

1260 Oxford Bob Triples.

Half-muffled on Remembrance Sunday.

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Farnham  S Andrew

02/01/1916

532 Oxford Bob Triples.

For evening service with bells half-muffled, for dead heroes.

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11/11/1925 1260 Grandsire Triples in 49 minutes.

In commemoration of Armistice Day.

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Fawley  All Saints

08/11/1970

1260 Grandsire Doubles.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

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12/11/1972

1260 All Saints and Plain Bob Doubles.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

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16/11/2014

1290 Grandsire Doubles in 38 minutes (6-3-16).

Rung to commemorate Remembrance Day 100 years since WWI.

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Fordingbridge  S Mary

13/11/1988

1296 Minimus (3m).

Half-muffled for Remembrance.

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12/11/1989 1260 Doubles (5 m/v).

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

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11/11/1990 1260 Doubles (7m/v).

Half-muffled for Remembrance Day.

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10/11/1991

1260 Plain Bob Doubles.

Half-muffled for Remembrancetide.

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08/11/2015

1260 Plain Bob Doubles in 50 minutes (13-2-1 in F).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

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Forest, Guernsey  S Marguerite de la Foret

11/11/1989

1260 Reverse Canterbury.

For Armistice Day

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Godshill  All Saints

30/10/2014

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 37 minutes (8.5 cwt).

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Sapper John Henry Parrott, 5th Hampshire Fortress Company Royal Engineers.

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31/05/2015

1260 Plain Bob and Grandsire Doubles in 39 minutes (8-3-7 in A flat).

Rung to commemorate the death of Private Reginald Jacob Saunders 13th Battalion Australian Infantry.  Private Saunders was born at Rookley, Isle of Wight and emigrated to Australia in 1912.

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19/08/2015

1260 Doubles (360 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place, 360 Plain Bob, 540 Grandsire) in 38 minutes (8-3-7 in A flat).

Rung to commemorate the death on 13 August 1915 of Private Albert Henry Gladdis, 2nd Hampshire Regiment.

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01/04/2016

1259 Single Oxford Bob Minor (Composed by Juan deDios) in 41 minutes (9).

Rung half-muffled to commemorate the centenary of the death of Bombardier F Thorne, Royal Artillery, died 1 April 1916 at Ypres.

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01/06/2016

1260 Doubles (480 Plain Bob Doubles, 780 Grandsire Doubles) in 45 minutes (8-3-7).

To commemorate the death of Frank Cashe AB.  RN.  HMS Turbulent, Battle of Jutland, 1 June 1916.

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01/08/2016

1260 Mixed Doubles (April Day, Plain Bob, Grandsire) in 43 minutes (8-3-7).

Rung to commemorate the death of Private John Sidwell Shotton, 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers, son of the late Robert and Mary Ann Shotton, on 27 July 1916, aged 38 at Delville Wood during the Battle of the Somme.

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19/04/2017

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 44 minutes (8-3-7 in A♭).

Rung to commemorate the deaths of Rifleman Harry Stuart Denness and Corporal Alfred Hugh Attrill both of 1st/8th Battalion Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles) at the Second Battle of Gaza 19 April 1917.

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Goodworth Clatford  S Peter

09/11/1980

1260 Grandsire Doubles.

For Remembrance Sunday.

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08/11/1981 1260 Doubles (2m).

Half-muffled for Service of Remembrance.

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Greatham, Nr Liss  Private Residence

13/11/2011

1440 St Clement’s Cb Minor.

For Remembrance Day.

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Guildford  Holy Trinity

04/08/1917

504 Grandsire Triples.

For a special memorial service for those who have lost their lives in the war, with the bells half-muffled.

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25/09/1918

Various touches Grandsire Triples & 504 Stedman Triples.

The Winchester Diocesan Guild loses a promising young ringer, and the Guildford Holy Trinity Society its junior member, by the death, in France, of Private R W Melville, as a result of gas poisoning.  The deceased was the only son of Mr W R Melville, the present steeple-keeper at Holy Trinity and was just over 19 years of age.  He joined H M Forces about Easter of this year.

Private Melville began his ringing career at Tring, Herts, when little more than a child, moving with his parents to Haslemere, and later to Guildford, where both he and his father joined the Holy Trinity Society.  His first and only peal, one of Grandsire Triples, was rung at Chiddingfold on 26 December 1917.

Members of both the Societies, with Mr J J Jones, district secretary, representing the Winchester Diocesan Guild, met in strong force at Holy Trinity to honour the boy’s memory in the usual way.  Various touches of Grandsire Triples were rung with half-muffled bells, in which everyone attending had an opportunity of taking part, and the ringing concluded with a beautiful 504 Stedman Triples in very slow time.

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11/11/1920

5088 Double Norwich Court Bob Major in 3 hours 20 minutes (23-3-24 in D).  (Composed by James Hunt).

This peal was rung to celebrate Armistice Day.

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01/04/1921

504 Stedman Triples.

A ceremony took place on a recent Saturday, the occasion being the dedication of a memorial tablet to two members of the Holy Trinity Society, who gave their lives for their country in the recent war.  The proceedings opened with the bells half-muffled by the Revs.  C W O Jenkyn and E B James and six members of the Holy Trinity Society.  The Rector then conducted a short form of service, and unveiled the tablet, which is of alabaster, bearing the inscription – “To the proud memory of Albert Victor Burdock, Robert William Melville, ringers of this tower, who gave their lives in the Great War, 1914 – 1918; in grateful remembrance of whose sacrifice this tablet is erected by the members of the Holy Trinity Society of Change Ringers.

After the dedication, a short memorial service was held in the beautiful chapel of the Queen’s R W S Regiment when an address was given by the Revd.  C W O Jenkyn, who spoke of the striking similarity in both age and ideals of the Winchester and Oxford Diocesan Guilds.  They should remember, he said, when they uncovered a memorial, as they had that day, that it must not be with the idea that they had done all they ought to have done.  The memorial should be a reminder of what had been done, of a real Christian life that had been given, and an example to those who remained to live in their time a truly godly Christian life.  It reminded them also that those who were commemorated were indeed, living, and had now an actual part in what was done, though that part was not now transacted through the medium of a body.

After the service, those present, numbering about 45 proceeded to the parish hall, where tea had been prepared, after which handbells were enjoyed, till, at the conclusion of the daily evensong, the bells at Holy Trinity and S.  Nicolas’ Churches were available for ringing.  In addition to a full attendance of Guildford ringers there were present the Revs.  Sir John Herschell (hon secretary of the Winchester Guild), E Banks James, CWO Jenkyn, Canon Kirwan, Rector of Holy Trinity; Mr J W Wilkins, High Wycombe; and representative ringers from Worplesdon, Cranleigh, Chiddingfold, Haslemere, Witley and Dorking.

There was also unveiled, without ceremony, a tablet of alabaster recording the first peal of Guildford Surprise Major, which was rung by the Society in 1913, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the dedication of the church, which fact is duly recorded, and which forms the only permanent record which the building contains of that event.

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14/11/1922

5040 Double Norwich Court Bob Major in 3 hours 10 minutes (23-3-8 in D).  (Composed by Jas Hunt).

Rung to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the signing of the Armistice.

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02/11/1923

1024 Superlative Surprise Major in 45 minutes.

For the special memorial service for the Parish fallen.

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13/11/1923

5184 Double Norwich Court Bob Major in 3 hours 14 minutes (23-3-8 in D).  (Composed by Rev.  H Law James).

This peal was rung to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Armistice.

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11/11/1924

1024 Superlative Surprise Major in 43 minutes.

Armistice Celebrations.

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Guildford  Residence of A H Pulling

31/10/1914

5040 Grandsire Triples (Handbells) in 2 hours 10 minutes.  Witnesses Mrs Pulling & J T Lee.

The peal was rung as a tribute to the glorious memory of those who have laid down their lives by land and sea in the war which is now being waged for right and liberty.

Guildford  S Nicolas

11/11/1921

Quarter Peal Grandsire Triples.

Half-muffled for Armistice Day.

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10/11/1923

5039 Grandsire Caters in 3 hours 24 minutes (23 cwt).  (Composed by J Rogers).

Rung with the bells half-muffled on the eve of the Day of Remembrance.

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Haslemere  S Bartholomew

11/11/1923

1260 Grandsire Triples (taken from Holt’s Original) in 46 minutes.

On Armistice Day.

Havant  S Faith

10/11/1991

1260 Grandsire Triples.

By the Masar Society for Remembrance Sunday

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11/11/2014

1260 Plain Bob Triples in 48 minutes.

Rung half-muffled at 11.00am on Armistice Day and to mark the centenary of the commencement of the First World War.

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01/07/2016

Rounds and call changes.

Bells rung for the fallen, commemorating the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, in WWI.

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08/09/2016

1260 Plain Bob Doubles in 42 minutes (15-0-25).

Rung for the Heritage Ring and in Memory of the following who gave their lives in the Service of their Country at the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.  Sgt Henry W Hooker MM,  L/9177, 2nd Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) son of Mrs Hooker of Havant and the late Mr J Hooker, husband of Dora E Hooker, of 41 Castle Street Farnham, died 9 Aug 1916 aged 26; Pte John Teague 14360, 14th Battalion.  Attd.  116th T.M.  Bty.  Hampshire Regiment, son of Mrs A A Teague of 98 West Street, Havant, died 30 Aug 1916 aged 26; and  Pte Cecil Ernest Skinner 17549 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, son of Mrs F Skinner, 3 Brockhampton Rd, Havant, died 9 Aug 1916 aged 19.

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Hawkley  SS Peter & Paul

21/11/1954

1264 Plain Bob Major.

Rung half-muffled for evening service

Highclere  S Michael & All Angels

09/12/2014

1320 Kent TB Minor in 46 minutes (11 cwt).

Rung in honour of Private Arthur Charles Titheridge of Shedfield, PO/11220 Royal Marine Light Infantry, who died aboard HMS Kent on 8 December 1914 during the Battle of the Falkland Islands, being the first of the fallen of the Winchester Diocesan Guild in the Great War.

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Holybourne  Holy Rood

11/11/2015

1272 Plain Bob Minor in 44 minutes (6-3-16 in B).

Rung half-muffled on Armistice Day to commemorate those who gave their lives in the two World Wars and all later conflicts.

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Hursley  All Saints

11/11/2007

1287 Stedman Caters.

Half-muffled for Evensong on Remembrance Day.

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31/07/2017

1259 Grandsire Caters in 47 minutes (13-3-26 in F♯).

Remembering all the men of Hursley who died in WW1 and in particular 2nd Lt Denis G W Hewitt VC who died on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele, 100 years ago today.

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02/08/2017

336 Grandsire Triples.

Rung immediately following the dedication of a stone plaque at Hursley War Memorial in memory of 2nd Lt Denis G W Hewitt VC, who grew up in Hursley and who died at the age of 19 on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele.

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King’s Somborne  SS Peter & Paul

12/11/2011

1260 Doubles (11v: Somerville, Magdalen, St.  Werburgh, St.  Deborah, Hudibras, St.  Barnabas, Campion, Nuffield, Wadham, St.  Richard, Palmer) in 43 minutes (10-1-9).

Rung half-muffled with the tenor open in memory of those that have lost their lives in conflict.

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Kings Worthy  S Mary

09/11/2013

1280 Doubles (40m/V: Shipway, Ruby Wedding, Ballbearing, April, Westminster II, Blackburn, St.  Hilary, Dragon, Epperstone, Sevalcliffe, Rousham, Standlake, Belvoir, Navenby, Lenten, Fulbeck, Iffley, Arnold, Sulgrave, Sandford, Eaton, Wellingore, Silk Willoughby, Alpha, Stoke Bardolph, Ardingley, Darwin, West Hanney, Colsterworth, Waddington, Ashfordby, Carlton Scroop, Burton Joyce, Lillingstone, Skillington, Brightwell, Leadenham, Silkby, Stoke Rochford, Barkston) in 42 minutes (9-1-7).

Rung half-muffled in memory of those that have lost their lives in conflict.

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Kingsclere  S Mary

11/11/1962

1260 Plain Bob Triples.

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

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08/11/1981

1260 Grandsire Doubles.

For Remembrance Sunday.

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04/08/2014

1914 Minimus and Doubles (24 changes of Plain Bob Minimus, 1050 changes of Grandsire (90 + eight 120s) & 840 changes of Plain Bob Doubles (seven 120s) in 1 hour 7 minutes (13 cwt).

Rung half-muffled on the 100th anniversary of Britain entering the First World War, in memory of those who lost their lives in the conflict.

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02/12/2017

1260 Plain Bob Minor in 45 minutes.  (13-0-14).

A quarter peal was rung to mark the centenary of the death of Reginald George Court (372394) London Post Office Rifles.  He was killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai 2 December 1917, aged 28 years.  His name is inscribed on the Cambrai Memorial at Louveral Military Cemetery, panel 11.  He was the postman at Spaxton, Somerset prior to military service.

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Laverstoke  S Mary

11/11/1933

5040 Grandsire Doubles (Ten callings) in 2 hours 55 minutes.

Rung with the bells half-muffled in memory of those who gave their lives in the Great War.

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Leatherhead  SS Mary & Nicholas

14/11/1925

5040 Bob Royal (Composed by J A Trollope) in 3 hours 16 minutes.

Rung for the 7th anniversary of Armistice Day.

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Limpsfield  S Andrew

11/11/1925

5040 Minor: 720 each Cambridge Surprise, Oxford and Kent Treble Bob, Double Oxford, Canterbury Pleasure, Oxford Bob, Plain Bob, in 2 hours 43 minutes (10 1/2 cwt).

Rung with the bells half-muffled to commemorate Armistice Day.

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Liss  S Mary

10/11/1963

1260 Grandsire Doubles.

Rung for Remembrance Sunday.

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09/11/1969

1260 Doubles (Plain Bob, Grandsire).

For Remembrance Sunday.

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11/11/1990 1264 Plain Bob Major.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

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08/11/2008

1260 Grandsire Triples in 43 minutes (12 cwt).

Rung half-muffled on the eve of Remembrance Sunday.

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Lockerley  S John

07/11/2009

1260 Doubles (5m: Grandsire, Rev.  Canterbury, St.  Simon’s, St.  Martin’s, Plain Bob) in 45 minutes (12-1-15).

Rung half-muffled in memory of those that have lost their lives in conflict.

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09/11/2009

1260 Stedman Doubles in 43 minutes (12-1-15).

Rung half-muffled.

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10/09/2014

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Private James Finch, aged 27, Hampshire Regiment.  Son of Harry and Lucy Finch of Butler’s Wood, Lockerley, husband of Kate Whitelock (formerly Finch) of Newtown.  Brother of Alfred, died 30 May 2015.  La-Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Communal Cemetery.

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01/11/2014

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Private Frederick (Frank) Kemish, aged 19, 9300, Hampshire Regiment.  Son of Mary Kemish, born in Sherfield English.  Ypres Ploegsteert Memorial.

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01/11/2014

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Stoker 1st class, Frank John Cannons, aged 26, SS101990 “HMS Good Hope”.  Sunk in action off Chile.  Son of Matthew and Ellen Cannons, of West Tytherley, Salisbury, Hampshire.  Native of Lockerley.  Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

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17/11/2014

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Private Arthur Dowling, aged 20.  10838, Wiltshire Regiment.  Son of Mr H Dowling of Curtiss House, Lockerley, Romsey, Hampshire.  Ypres Menin Gate Memorial.

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17/11/2014

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Lance Corporal Charles Snelgrove, aged 26.  8885, Dorsetshire Regiment.  Son of Mrs Malinda Snelgrove of The Green, Lockerley.  Basra War Cemetery.

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26/04/2015

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Captain Frederick Fidler, aged 33.  Hampshire Regiment.  Son of Job and Ellen Fidler of Holbury Mill, Lockerley.  Ypres Menin Gate Memorial.

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26/04/2015

1260 April Day Doubles in 43 minutes (12-1-15).

Rung for Capt.  Frederick Fidler from Lockerley who died in action on this day 100 years ago.

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30/05/2015

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Private Alfred Finch, aged 26.  7942, Hampshire Regiment.  Son of Henry and Lucy Finch of Butler’s Wood, Newtown Lane, Awbridge.  Brother of James Finch, died 10 September 1914.  Helles Memorial, Gallipoli

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06/08/2015

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Private Leonard John Street, aged 24.  7959, Hampshire Regiment.  Before marrying Walter Street, his mother was a housekeeper at the Parsonage.  Lived in Romsey.  Helles Memorial, Gallipoli.

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06/08/2015

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Private Ernest John Betteridge, aged 28.  3/4111, Hampshire Regiment.  Son of Mr and Mrs A Betteridge of Lockerley Green.  Helles Memorial, Gallipoli.

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01/12/2015

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Private Arnold R Day, aged 26.  8275, Dorsetshire Regiment.  Sister lived at Upper (Top) Green.  Basra Kut War Cemetery.

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31/05/2016

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Lieutenant Eric Swire Ray, aged 27.  Royal Navy, “HMS Queen Mary”.  Sunk in Battle of Jutland.  Son of Mr and Mrs J F Ray, of The Quinta, Bentley, Hampshire, Husband of Frederica Maisie Ray (nee McClellan) of Llanhamlach Rectory, Breconshire.  Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

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01/07/2016

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Lance Sergeant Walter Parsons, aged 23.  S/6051, Rifle Brigade.  Born in Mottisfont, brought up in Lockerley.  Thiepval Memorial.

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23/07/2016

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Gunner William Thomas Parsons, aged 21.  57338, Royal Garrison Artillery.  Son of Thomas and Amelia Parsons, of Braishfield.  Husband of Kate Parsons, of Salisbury Road, Totton, Southampton.  Carnoy Military Cemetery.

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09/08/2016

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Private William Alfred Betteridge, aged 19.  22654, Hampshire Regiment.  First cousin of Walter Betteridge, died 27 January 1917.  Ypres Essex Farm Cemetery.

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16/08/2016

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Private George East, aged 25.  8712, Dorsetshire Regiment.  Baghdad North Gate War Memorial.

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09/09/2016

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of 2nd Lieutenant William Nicholas Young, aged 18.  3rd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.  Son of the late Col.  W A Young (Royal Scots Fusiliers) and Mrs S May Young, of Lockerley Manor.  LeTouret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L’Avoue.

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07/10/2016

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Private Charles Price, aged 24.  24744, Hampshire Regiment.  Born in Milford-on-sea, lodged with the Cannons family at Lockerley.

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07/10/2016

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Corporal William (Fred) Southwell, aged 29.  20821, Hampshire Regiment.  Born in Mottisfont.  Somme Thiepval Memorial.

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27/01/2017

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Private Walter T Betteridge, aged 30.  25185, Wiltshire Regiment.  Older 1st cousin of William Betteridge, died 9 August 1916.  Amara War Cemetery.

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14/08/2017

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Sergeant William Luke, aged 30.  “A” Battalion, 92nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.  Son of Mr and Mrs Luke, husband of Mabel Phillips (formerly Luke) of 12 Porters Bridge Street, Romsey.  Native of Lockerley, Romsey.  Elder brother of Frederick Luke VC.  Passchendaele Dozinghem Military Cemetery.

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16/08/2017

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Private George William Stuart Cooper, aged 21.  27661 Hampshire Regiment.  Son of Kate Elizabeth Cooper of Butts Green, Lockerley.  Passchendaele Tyne Cot Memorial.

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30/09/2017

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Driver Edwin Finch, aged 21.  40912, Royal Field Artillery.  Son of Mrs Elizabeth Finch of 59 Baldwin Street, City Road, London.  Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery.

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11/11/2017

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Gunner George Hunt, aged 39.  285010, Royal Garrison Artillery.  Son of William H J and Henrietta Hunt, husband of Mary Jane Hunt of Kings Arms, Lockerley.  Native of Hoe Gate, near Hambledon, Hampshire.  Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.

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24/11/2017

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Sergeant Reginald Fulford, aged 23.  200051, Hampshire Regiment.  Son of John and Charlotte Fulford of Street Farm, later of 41 Third Avenue, Oldfield Park, Bath.  Ramieh War Cemetery, Israel.

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30/12/2017

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Assistant Baker George Thomas Moody, aged 29.  “S.S.  Aragon”, sunk off Alexandria.  Son of Arthur Thomas and Mary Moody, husband of Clara Moody (nee Pearce) of 14 Grantham Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire.  Born at Romsey.  Tower Hill Memorial.

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20/01/2018

Tenor bell tolled 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Ordinary Seaman Albert Morgan, aged 20.  J/61408 “HMS Raglan”, sunk by gunfire Kusa Bay, Ibros Aegean Sea.  Son of Mr and Mrs J Morgan of Carter’s Clay, Romsey, Hampshire.  Lancashire Landing Cemetery.

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Longparish  S Nicholas

10/11/1990

1260 Longparish Doubles.

On the eve of Remembrance Sunday.

Lymington  S Thomas Ap

11/11/1928

QP Grandsire Triples in 52 minutes.

Rung half-muffled for Armistice Day.

Lyndhurst  S Michael

12/11/2011

1260 Grandsire Triples in 46 minutes (11 cwt).

Rung half-muffled in remembrance of the fallen.

Minstead  All Saints

13/11/2016

1260 St Clements College Bob Minor.

Rung on Remembrance Sunday.

Motcombe  S Mary

11/11/1979

5040 Plain Bob Minor in 2 hours 35 minutes (8 cwt).

Half-muffled, tenor open for Remembrance Sunday.

Mottisfont  S Andrew

10/11/1991

1260 Doubles (3m).

For Remembrance Sunday.

Nether Wallop  S Andrew

11/11/1990

1260 Doubles (7m/v).

For Remembrance Sunday

New Alresford  Private Residence

11/11/2012

1264 Plain Bob Major.

For Armistice Day.

New Alresford  Private Residence

11/11/2014

5056 Plain Bob Major in 2 hours 8 minutes (8C).

For Armistice Day.

 

New Alresford  S John Bapt

08/11/1981

1260 Doubles (2m).

For Remembrance Sunday

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10/11/1991

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Half-muffled for Eucharist on Remembrance Sunday evening.

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13/11/2011

1260 Grandsire Triples (Composed by Andrew Johnson) (16cwt).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance service.

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11/11/2012

1260 Grandsire Triples (Composed by Andrew Johnson).

Rung half-muffled following the Remembrance Sunday service.

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10/11/2013

1260 Grandsire Triples (Composed by Andrew Johnson) in 48 minutes (15-3-18).

Rung half-muffled following the Remembrance Sunday service.

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21/09/2014

1260 Grandsire Triples (Composed by Andrew Johnson) in 45 minutes (15-3-18).

For the Sundays at Six service.  Dedicated to the memory of Serjeant Charles Dorey, killed at Mons on 13 September 1914, and R M Edward Bennett who died when HMS Cressy sank on 22 September 1914.

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09/11/2014

1260 Grandsire Triples (Composed by Andrew Johnson) in 43 minutes (15-3-18).

Rung half-muffled following Remembrance Sunday service.  Dedicated to all casualties of war, but especially 3 Alresford men who died in November 1914: Private Charles Frederick Lock (7 November), Private Henry Blake (20 November), Private Jack Greenwood Munday (26 November).

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07/12/2014

1260 Plain Bob Triples (15-3-18).

Rung prior to the evening service in memory of Corporal Alexander C L Lee, who died whilst a prisoner of war in Germany on 21 December 1914.

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25/04/2015

1280 Plain Bob Major (15-3-18 in E).

For Anzac Day commemorating the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign.

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10/05/2015

1260 Grandsire Triples in 45 minutes (15-3-18 in E).

In memory of Alresford men killed in May 1915: Rifleman John Light on 3 May and Private James Oakley on 12 May.  Also for Captain Henry Milward Rogers who died on 26 May in the Gallipoli Campaign, grandfather of Elizabeth and great-grandfather of Andrew Johnson.  Furthermore, commemorating the end of WWII.

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14/06/2015

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Dedicated to the memory of two Alresford men who died during June 1915.  Lieutenant Maurice Francis Cromie, 3rd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment.  Died in Gallipoli on 4 June 1915, and Rifleman David Giles, 9th Battalion Rifle Brigade who was killed on 22 June 1915 in Belgium.

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19/07/2015

1260 Plain Bob Triples (Composed by Andrew Johnson) (15-3-18 in E).

For the Sundays at Six service and to the memory of Rifleman Francis Henry Blake, killed in action at Hooge on 30 July 1915.  He was the son of Mr and Mrs F Blake of Broad Street.  Alresford and is commemorated at the Menin Gate memorial.

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13/09/2015

1260 Grandsire Triples (Composed by Andrew Johnson) in 48 minutes (15-3-18 in E).

For evensong.  In memory of Rifleman Joseph Hockley who died on 25 September 1915, aged 27, during the 2nd battle of Ypres.

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11/10/2015

1260 Plain Bob Triples (15-3-18 in E).

Rung prior to evensong.  To commemorate Private Jack Stanley Powell who died on 8 October 1915 of chest and heart disease as a result of the war.  He is buried in St John’s churchyard.  Also remembering Nurse Edith Cavell, shot as a spy on 12 October 1915.

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08/11/2015

1260 Grandsire Triples (Composed by Andrew Johnson) in 47 minutes (15-3-18 in E).

Rung half-muffled following the Remembrance Sunday service.

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13/12/2015

1260 Grandsire Triples in 45 minutes (15-3-18 in E) (composed by Ringer’s Handbook No.  6 (Rotated).  (Arranged by Andrew Johnson).

To the memory of Gunner Arthur Edwin Shirfield who died on 9 December 1915 of diphtheria just before he was due to leave for the front.

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08/05/2016

1260 Grandsire Triples (Composed by Andrew Johnson) in 46 minutes (15-3-18 in E).

Rung for evensong.  In memory of Alresford WWI casualties: Private James Oliver Clark who died 21 January 1916, Lance Corporal Alfred Thomas Westbrook, killed on 21 May 1916, Midshipman Edward Thomas Hodgson who died on 31 May 1916 at the Battle of Jutland and Private Edward Morgan Mathias who died on 14 May 1916.

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10/07/2016

1260 Grandsire Triples (Composed by Andrew Johnson) in 45 minutes (15-3-18).

Rung for choral evensong in memory of Private Leonard Walter Allan, killed in action on 19 July 1916.  He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France and on the St John’s memorial.

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11/09/2016

1260 Plain Bob Triples in 47 minutes (15-3-18).

In memory of Rifleman Walter David Marshall of Alresford, who died on 10 September 1916, during an attack on Leuze and Bouleux Woods on the Somme.

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09/10/2016

1260 Grandsire Triples (Composed by Andrew Johnson) in 47 minutes (15-3-18).

Rung prior to choral evensong to commemorate four Alresford men who all perished at the Somme in 1916: Captain C R Shield MC.  Killed on 8 October, Private T H Aslett killed on 14 October, Private F J Edwards killed on 20 October and Captain H J Cromie killed on 23 October.

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13/11/2016

1260 Grandsire Triples (Composed by Andrew Johnson) in 47 minutes (15-3-18).

Rung half-muffled following the Remembrance Sunday service, especially in memory of Private William Percy Gardiner, 6th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment, killed in action on 2 November 1916, and Private William Money, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, killed by shellfire on 27 November 1916.

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08/01/2017

1260 Grandsire Triples in 47 minutes (15-3-18 in E).

Rung prior to choral evensong in memory of Sapper Richard William Gibbs, Royal Engineers.  He was severely wounded in France on 15/9/1916, endured several operations and died at Southern General Hospital during an operation on 3/1/1917.

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12/03/2017

1260 Grandsire Triples in 47 minutes (15-3-18 in E) (composed by Andrew Johnson).

Rung for choral evensong in memory of Lieutenant John Soloman Riddell Hodgson who was killed on 25 March 1917, at Jebel Hamrin and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial and on a memorial at St John’s.

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09/04/2017

1260 Grandsire Triples in 45 minutes (15-3-18 in E) (composed by Andrew Johnson).

Rung for the Tenebrae service in memory of Private Fred Money, killed in action on 9 April 1917 in an attack on the Hindenburg Line.

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14/05/2017

1260 Plain Bob Triples in 46 minutes (15–3–18 in E).

Rung for Evensong in memory of Lieutenant Philip Richard John Grinham killed in France on May 3rd 1917.  Also remembering Kay Alonzo née Tremeer who died in Australia recently, one-time bellringer at St John’s.

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09/07/2017

1260 Grandsire Triples in 47 minutes.  (15–3–18 in E) Composed by Andrew Johnson.

Rung for evensong in memory of three Alresford men who died during WWI in July 1917: Lance Corporal Charles Eacher who died on 8 July 1917; Company Quarter Master Sergeant Alfred Woodward who died of heatstroke at Baghdad on 15 July 1917; Lance Corporal Charles Edward Gordon Grainger who died on 31 July 1917 at Passchendaele.

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17/09/2017

1260 Plain Bob Triples (15–3–18 in E).

Run for the Sundays at Six service on Battle of Britain Sunday.  Arranged to commemorate Percy Victor ‘Jim’ Munday, killed on 20 September 1917 while fighting with the Durham Light Infantry; and John Edward Warnsborough, killed in action on 27 September 1917 in the Battle of Polygon Wood.

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15/10/2017

1260 Grandsire Triples in 45 minutes (15-3-18 in E).  Composed by Andrew Johnson.

Rung for the Sunday @ Six service.  Arranged in memory of these Alresford men: Private Arthur Thomas Benham who was killed in action on 10 October 1917 at the 3rd battle of Ypres and Company Quartermaster Serjeant Earnest Ralph Johnson who was seriously wounded at the battle of Menin Road Ridge and died at a base hospital on 15 October 1917.

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12/11/2017

1260 Grandsire Triples in 48 minutes (15–3–18 in E).

Rung half-muffled immediately after the Service of Remembrance commemorating all those killed in wars especially dedicated to three Alresford men: Private William George Etheridge who died of wounds received at Passchendaele on 1 Nov 1917, Private William Harold Jackson who died and was buried at sea on 5 Nov 1917 and Private Edward Godwin who died in France on 17 Nov 1917 after contracting erysipelas.

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12/11/2017

1260 Plain Bob Triples (15–3–18 in E).

Rung half-muffled prior to Solemn Eucharist on Remembrance Sunday.  Remembering all those killed, wounded and who suffered as a result of conflict.

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New Milton  Private Residence

11/11/2015

5056 Plain Bob Major (Composed by C K Lewis) in 2 hours 18 minutes (12 in F).

In memory of the fallen.

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Newport  Minster Ch of S Thomas of Canterbury & S Thomas Ap

13/09/1915

Muffled Peal.

As a tribute to the memory of those who fell in the 1/8th Batt.  I.W.  Rifles and men of the 13th Hampshire Regiment who were lost on the transport Royal Edward, amongst whom were four regular visitors to the tower viz.  Ptes.  W.D.  Hall, E.G.  and V.F.  Hillary and R.  Wellstead.

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26/09/1915

Courses of Grandsire and Stedman Triples.

The bells half-muffled, as a tribute to the memory of members of the 5th Hants (Isle of Wight Rifles) who have fallen in the war; also to the memory of Privates E and G Hillery and E Wellstead, of the 13th Hants and of J Hall who were lost in the transport Royal Edward.

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22/06/1916

364 Grandsire Triples and 504 Stedman Triples.

Rung muffled after a memorial service to fallen heroes, especially the Island men in the Dardanelles and North Sea Battle.

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22/11/1917

QP Grandsire Triples in 51 minutes.

In celebration of the British success on the Cambrai Front.

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26/12/1917

5040 Grandsire Triples (Grove’s Variation of Parker’s Twelve-Part) in 3 hours 18 minutes (13-3-6).

Rung with the bells half-muffled as a tribute of respect to the memory of PTE.  Fredk.  James Chiverton, Hampshire Regiment, a former ringer at this church, who fell in action on 30 November.  Also as a mark of respect to all those from this parish who have made the supreme sacrifice.

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11/11/1918

QP of Grandsire Triples.

Rung on Armistice Day following a service of thanksgiving.

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11/11/1921

The last 742 Holt’s Original.

Rung half-muffled on Armistice Day.

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17/09/1922

Three 168s Grandsire, one 168 of Stedman Triples.

Rung half-muffled after the unveiling of the town’s war memorial by H.R.H.  Princess Beatrice.

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26/12/2017

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 43 minutes (16-1-23 in F).

Rung on the 100th anniversary of a peal in this tower – both performances in memory of the fallen in the Great War.  Hannah Brown is the great-granddaughter of William Upton who rang the 3 in the 1917 peal.

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Niton  S John Bapt

12/12/2012

1320 Norwich Surprise Minor.

In memory of C G Petchey and F Dennis, Island Ringers, lost in the Great War.

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North Stoneham  S Nicholas

26/08/1916

5040 Grandsire Triples (Holt’s Ten-Part) in 3 hours 5 minutes (9-0-26).

Rung with the bells half-muffled as a tribute of respect to the memory of Second Lieutenant Richard Thomas Cyril Willis-Fleming, R.H.A., T.F.  1st/5th (Lowland) Bde.  second son of Mr and Mrs Willis-Fleming, of North Stoneham Park, who was killed in action on 6 August aged 20 years.

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11/11/1918

1260 Grandsire Triples in 43 minutes.

Celebration of peace.

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11/11/1926

5088 Superlative Surprise Major in 3 hours (9-0-26).  (Composed by N J Pystow).

Rung to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the signing of the Armistice.

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08/11/1970

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

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08/11/1981

1264 Plain Bob Major.

For Remembrance Sunday

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15/11/2017

5024 Cambridge Surprise Major in 2 hours 53 minutes (10-1-16 in G) Composed by S Jenner and D F Morrison.

Arranged and rung for Remembrance

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Over Wallop  S Peter

10/11/1991

1260 Doubles (8m).

For Remembrance Sunday.

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Overton  S Mary

11/11/2012

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 43 minutes (10-0-19).  Rung half-muffled before Remembrance Service.

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10/11/2013

1320 Mary Rose Doubles in 46 minutes (10-0-19).

Rung half-muffled before the laying of wreaths at the war memorial and Remembrance service.

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09/11/2014

1280 Beauxfield Doubles in 43 minutes (10-0-19).

Rung half-muffled before Remembrance service.

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07/05/2015

1915 Spliced Sherborne Abbey Little and Plain Bob Triples in 1 hour 8 minutes (10-0-19).

Dedicated to the RMS Lusitania.  Rung half-muffled in memory of the 1198 souls lost 100 years ago today when the ship was sunk off the Old Head of Kinsale by a torpedo fired from German U-boat, U20.

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01/07/2016

120 Butterworth Doubles (10-0-19).

Commemorating the Battle of the Somme.

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30/09/2016

1260 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place Doubles (10-0-19).

Dedicated to Pte Frederick Charles Cooper, killed at Vimy Ridge, 12 April 1917, Great Uncle of 2.

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13/11/2016

1280 Vermillion Doubles in 43 minutes (10-0-19).

Rung half-muffled before Remembrance service.

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Pebworth  S Peter

09/11/2003

5039 Grandsire Caters in 2 hours 33 minutes (composed by Albert M Tyler) (12 cwt).

Rung half muffled for Remembrance Sunday by a Winchester and Portsmouth Diocesan Guild band.

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Petersfield  S Peter

11/11/1962

1260 Plain Bob & Grandsire Doubles.

Half-muffled on Remembrance Sunday

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10/11/1963

1260 Grandsire Doubles.

For Remembrance Sunday.

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08/11/1964

1260 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Bob, Plain Bob and Grandsire Doubles.

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday

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14/11/1965

1260 Grandsire Doubles.

For Remembrance Sunday

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13/11/1966 1260 Doubles (three methods).

Hal-muffled for Remembrance service.

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10/11/1968

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Half-muffled on Remembrance Sunday

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08/11/1970

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday

—oooOOOooo–

14/11/1971

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

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12/11/1972

1260 Stedman Triples.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday

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13/11/1988

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

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Portsmouth  Cath Ch of S Thomas of Canterbury

17/06/1916

Touches of Grandsire Triples, Stedman Triples, Double Norwich, Kent Treble Bob, Bob Major.

Combined practice with the bells deeply muffled, as a token of respect to Lord Kitchener and the men who lost their lives in the naval battle off Jutland, and also to the men of H.M.S Hampshire, who were drowned.

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11/11/1918

504 Stedman Triples.

The bells of S Thomas and of St Mary were much in evidence.  By kind permission of the Admiral Superintendent of the Royal Dockyard the ringers were allowed to leave work to ring the bells, and sufficient ringers were mustered to man both peals of bells.  At 12 noon, simultaneously with a service in front of the town hall, and with hooters blowing, both peals ‘fired’ and continued to ringer at intervals.  At 3pm the bands changed over and at S Thomas Grandsire Triples and Stedman Triples were rung.  In the evening, at both churches further touches of Grandsire Triples and Stedman Triples were rung, those taking part in addition to those listed below, were Mr A T King LSO, Mr Bond, Mr Holloway and visitors from Gosport.

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11/11/1918

504 Grandsire Triples.

The bells of S Thomas and of St Mary were much in evidence.  By kind permission of the Admiral Superintendent of the Royal Dockyard the ringers were allowed to leave work to ring the bells, and sufficient ringers were mustered to man both peals of bells.  At 12 noon, simultaneously with a service in front of the town hall, and with hooters blowing, both peals ‘fired’ and continued to ring at intervals.  At 3pm the bands changed over and at S Thomas, Grandsire Triples and Stedman Triples were rung.  In the evening, at both churches further touches of Grandsire Triples and Stedman Triples were rung, those taking part in addition to those listed below, were Mr A T King LSO, Mr Bond, Mr Holloway and visitors from Gosport.

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14/12/1918

5040 Grandsire Triples in 3 hours 18 minutes (25 1/2 cwt).  Holt’s ten-part.

Rung as a welcome to President Wilson on his visit to the Allies, and to celebrate the signing of the Armistice.  Sergeant-Major Mackman is one of the heroes of Mons, where he was badly wounded in 1914.

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11/11/1923

QP Grandsire Triples in 53 minutes.

For morning service, bells muffled for Remembrance Day.

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11/11/1928

1280 Bob Major.

For Armistice service.

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08/11/1964

1440 Plain Bob Minor.

Rung on the front six, half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday

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14/11/1965

1260 Plain Bob Minor.

For Remembrance Sunday

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11/11/1967

5030 Grandsire Caters in 3 hours 16 minutes (25 1/2 cwt).

Rung for Remembrance Day.

09/11/1969

1260 Grandsire Triples.

For Remembrance Sunday

—oooOOOooo–

08/11/1970

1296 Bob Caters.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday

—oooOOOooo–

15/11/1971

1288 Grandsire Triples.

For Remembrance Sunday, with bells open.

—oooOOOooo–

12/11/1989

5007 Stedman Caters, Composed by A S Hudson.  In 3 hours 8 minutes (25 1/2 cwt).

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

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10/11/1991

5057 Grandsire Caters.  Composed by W Micklewright.  In 3 hours seven minutes (25 cwt).

Half-muffled following Solemn Requiem Mass on Remembrance Sunday.

11/11/2001

5004 Grandsire Caters in 3 hours 4 minutes (25 cwt).

Rung with the bells muffled at backstroke, immediately following the two minutes of silence on Armistice Day.

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14/11/2004

5000 Yorkshire Surprise Royal (composed by Juan de Dios) in 3 hours 24 minutes (25-2-0).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

13/11/2005

5129 Grandsire Caters (Composed by Jude S Carriot) in 3 hours 12 minutes (25-2-0).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday service.

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12/11/2006

5093 Grandsire Caters (Composed by Peter W J Sheppard) in 3 hours 15 minutes (25-2-0).

Rung half-muffled following Remembrance Sunday service.

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11/11/2007

5057 Grandsire Caters (composed by Peter W J Sheppard (No.  3)) in 3 hours 8 minutes (25-2-0).

Rung half-muffled for the fallen, on Remembrance Sunday.

09/11/2008

5039 Grandsire Caters (composed by A M Tyler) in 3 hours 18 minutes (25).

Rung half-muffled for Armistice Sunday.

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14/11/2010

5104 Grandsire Cinques (composed by Peter W J Sheppard (No 3)) in 3 hours 26 minutes (25-2-0).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

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13/11/2011

5042 Cambridge Surprise Maximus (Composed by R J Angrave) in 3 hours 30 minutes (25 cwt).

Rung half-muffled at handstroke for Remembrance Sunday.

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09/11/2014

5039 Grandsire Caters (Composed by Richard I Allton) in 3 hours 19 minutes (25-2-0).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

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13/11/2016

5040 Grandsire Triples (composed by Joseph J Parker) in 3 hours 9 minutes (25-2-0).

Rung half-muffled, remembering all those who have lost their lives during times of conflict.

—oooOOOooo–

Portsmouth  S Agatha

10/11/2015

5152 Rutland Surprise Major (composed by J Morgan) in 2 hours 37 minutes (3-0-1).

Rung on the eve of Armistice Day in memory of the fallen.

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31/05/2016

5120 Watford Surprise Major (composed by C Forster) in 2 hours 37 minutes (3-0-1).  Remembering those who gave their lives at the Battle of Jutland, this day 1916

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31/01/2017

5152 Remember Me Surprise Major in 2 hours 35 minutes (3-0-1 in F) (composed by T W Griffiths).

Rung in memory of Lance Corporal Henry Benjamin William Whittington, 29584, 2nd Bn Hampshire Regiment, born 1897, died 1 February 1917, aged 19.  A ringer at Holy Trinity, Gosport.  Commemorated at A.I.F.  Burial Ground, Flers, France.

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Portsmouth  S Mary, Portsea

11/11/1918

504 Grandsire Triples.

The bells of S Thomas and of St Mary were much in evidence.  By kind permission of the Admiral Superintendent of the Royal Dockyard the ringers were allowed to leave work to ring the bells, and sufficient ringers were mustered to man both peals of bells.  At 12 noon, simultaneously with a service in front of the town hall, and with hooters blowing,

both peals ‘fired’ and continued to ringer at intervals.  At 3pm the bands changed over and at S Mary Grandsire Triples were rung.  In the evening, at both churches further touches of Grandsire Triples and Stedman Triples were rung, those taking part in addition to those listed below, were Mr A T King LSO, Mr Bond, Mr Holloway and visitors from Gosport.

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05/11/1922

1260 Stedman Triples in 48 minutes.

For memorial service of British Legion.  Bells half-muffled.

—oooOOOooo–

05/11/1922

448 Double Norwich Court Bob Major.

For evensong, on the same day as the memorial service of British Legion.  Bells half-muffled.

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12/11/1967

1260 Erin Triples.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday

—oooOOOooo–

10/11/1968

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Half-muffled on Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

09/11/1969

1260 Erin Triples.

For Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

08/11/1970

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

15/11/1971

1260 Stedman Triples.

For Remembrance Sunday

—oooOOOooo–

12/11/1972

1280 Plain Bob Major.

Half-muffled

—oooOOOooo–

09/11/1980

1260 Stedman Triples.

For Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

08/11/1981

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Half-muffled for British Legion Remembrance Day Service.

—oooOOOooo–

11/11/1990

1260 Grandsire Doubles (4, 6, 8 cover).

Half-muffled for British Legion Remembrance Service.

—oooOOOooo–

01/08/2017

5088 Pilckem Ridge Surprise Major in 2 hours 57 minutes.  (17–0–7 in F).  Composed by D F Morrison (No.1401).

Remembering Corporal Frederick Burrow MM, who rang at this church, killed at the Battle of Pilckem Ridge 100 years ago today.

—oooOOOooo–

20/09/2017

5152 Menin Road Ridge Surprise Major in 3 hours 10 minutes (17–0–7 in F).  Composed by A G Reading.

Remembering Corporal Herbert Hoptrough, who rang at this church, killed at the Battle of Menin Road Ridge 100 years ago today.

—oooOOOooo–

Privett  Holy Trinity

06/11/2010

1260 Grandsire Doubles.

Petersfield School service of Remembrance.

—oooOOOooo–

Ringwood  SS Peter & Paul

12/11/1922

Short touch Grandsire Triples half-muffled followed by 1470 Grandsire Triples with bells open.

Short touch rung half-muffled, then rung with bells open for Remembrance Day.

—oooOOOooo–

14/11/2010

1344 Grandsire Triples in 55 minutes.

Rung half-muffled for Evensong.

—oooOOOooo–

11/11/2012

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 50 minutes.

Rung half-muffled for Evensong on Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

Romsey  Abbey Ch of S Mary & S Ethelflaeda

08/11/2009

1273 Grandsire Triples (composed by A J Cox) in 53 minutes (22 cwt).

Rung half-muffled for Choral Evensong on Remembrance Sunday by Sunday Service Band.

—oooOOOooo–

14/11/2010

1260 Plain Bob Triples in 47 minutes (22 cwt).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

13/11/2011

1251 Stedman Triples (composed by Lucinda Woodward) in 50 minutes (22-1-23).

Rung half-muffled before Evensong for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

11/11/2012

1251 Stedman Triples (composed by John Hyden) in 48 minutes (22 cwt).

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

08/11/2015

1288 Grandsire Triples (composed by R William Willans) in 53 minutes (22-1-23 in D flat).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

Rotherwick

10/11/2013

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 45 minutes (9-2-10).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

13/11/2016

1280 Grandsire Doubles in 46 minutes (9-2-10).

Rung half-muffled prior to Evensong on Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

Ryde  All Saints

11/11/1924

1260 Grandsire Triples in 55 minutes.

Rung with the bells half-muffled in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War.

—oooOOOooo–

12/11/1972

1260 Grandsire Doubles and Plain Bob Doubles.

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

13/11/1977

1260 Grandsire Triples in 50 minutes.

Rung half-muffled for the Festival of Remembrance.

—oooOOOooo–

12/11/1989

1273 Grandsire Triples.

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

11/11/1990

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 47 minutes.

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Day.

—oooOOOooo–

10/11/1991 1320 Plain Bob Doubles in 53 minutes.

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

13/11/1994

1260 Grandsire Doubles with three tenors covering, in 53 minutes.

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

14/11/2010

1263 Stedman Triples.

For Evensong, half-muffled on Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

08/11/2015

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 45 minutes.

Rung half-muffled for Evensong on Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

09/07/2016

1302 Grandsire Triples in 52 minutes (26.5 cwt).

Remembering those who fought on the Somme 100 years ago this month.

—oooOOOooo–

12/11/2017

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 49 minutes.

Rung Half-muffled for Evensong on Remembrance Sunday

—oooOOOooo–

Ryde  S Michael & All Angels

07/11/2015

24 Plain Hunt Singles (2 in F#).

Rung half-muffled before the Service of Remembrance.

—oooOOOooo–

11/11/2016

540 Singles (Shipping Forecast and Plain Hunt) in 20 minutes (2).

Rung muffled for Armistice Day.  “At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them”.

—oooOOOooo–

Selborne  S Mary

09/11/1963

5040 Doubles (2 extents Stedman; 8 extents each St.  Simon’s Bob; St.  Martin’s Bob; Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Bob; Grandsire and Plain Bob), in 3 hours 3 minutes.  (11cwt).

Rung for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

Shanklin  S Saviour on the Cliff

12/11/2016

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 45 minutes (10-2-5).

Rung half-muffled in memory of the fallen.  “At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them”.

—oooOOOooo–

18/11/2016

1260 Doubles  (3m: Plain Bob, Reverse Canterbury, Grandsire) in 43 minutes (10-2-5 in G#).

Rung half-muffled to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, 18/11/1916.

—oooOOOooo–

Shedfield  S John Bapt

12/11/1989

1260 Plain Bob Doubles.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday Evensong.

—oooOOOooo–

Sherborne St John  S Andrew

22/07/1928

720 Plain Bob Minor in 27 minutes.

The Bishop of Winchester dedicated a new treble in memory of men of the village who lost their lives in the Great War.  The existing five have been retuned by Messrs.  Mears and Stainbank in a very satisfactory way.  The ‘go’ of the bells is now excellent, and after the service the undermentioned rang a well struck 720 of Plain Bob Minor.

—oooOOOooo–

11/11/1990

1260 Reverse Canterbury Doubles.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Day.

—oooOOOooo–

Sherfield on Loddon  S Leonard

31/08/2015

1260 Plain Bob Doubles in 35 minutes (8-3-1 in A flat).

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Capt.  John Aiden Liddell VC.  MC.  of Sherfield who died on 31 August 1915.

—oooOOOooo–

Shorwell  S Peter

21/12/2016

1296 Cambridge Surprise Minor.

Rung in memory of Isle of Wight ringers who died during WW1: Private F J Chiverton 27633, 2nd Bn., Hampshire Regiment – died 30 November 1917 aged 34.  Rifleman H S Denness 330597, 1st/8th Bn., Hampshire Regiment – died 19 April 1917 aged 22.  Private A J Hale, 81, 48th Regt., Canadian Militia – died 29 June 1915 aged 26.  2nd Corporal W J C Millgate 16495, 36th Coy., Royal Engineers – died 2 September 1918 aged 29.  Private C G Petchey 202479, 2nd/4th Bn., Hampshire Regiment – died 11 May 1918 aged 29.

—oooOOOooo–

Southampton  S Mary

08/01/1916

5040 Stedman Triples (Thurstans’ Four Part) in 3 hours 13 minutes (21-1-7 in E flat).

Rung with the bells half-muffled for all those who have fallen in the war.

—oooOOOooo–

11/11/1925

5088 Kent Treble Bob Major (composed by H Dains) in 3 hours 25 minutes (22-1-7).

Rung to commemorate the signing of the Armistice.

—oooOOOooo–

11/11/1933

QP Grandsire Triples.

Bells half-muffled for the special Armistice service.

—oooOOOooo–

11/11/1934

1295 Grandsire Caters (arranged by G Preston).

Armistice Ringing.

—oooOOOooo–

09/11/1980

1260 Grandsire Doubles (6 m/v).

For Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

13/11/1988 1272 London Surprise Minor.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

12/11/2006

1260 Grandsire Triples in 48 minutes.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

11/11/2007

1260 Stedman Triples in 49 minutes (21-2-8).  Rung half-muffled on Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

Southampton  S Michael Archangel

11/11/1989

1260 Grandsire Triples.

For Remembrance Sunday

—oooOOOooo–

15/11/2009

1260 Stedman Doubles in 40 minutes (5-3-5).

Rung half-muffled in memory of those who lost their lives during the two World Wars.

—oooOOOooo–

Southampton  The Ascension

10/11/1991

1273 Grandsire Triples.

Half-muffled prior to Remembrance Day Service

—oooOOOooo–

11/11/2007

1301 Grandsire Triples (Composed by David B Ellery) in 45 minutes (8-1-13).

Rung half-muffled before Evensong on Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

12/11/2011

5042 Yorkshire Surprise Maximus (composed by M P A Wilby) in 2 hours 59 minutes (8 cwt).

Rung half-muffled in remembrance of those who gave their life in defence of their country.

—oooOOOooo–

04/08/2014

224 Yorkshire Surprise Major (8-1-13).

Rung half-muffled on the 100th anniversary of Britain entering the First World War, remembering all those who lost their lives.

—oooOOOooo–

Southwick  S James-without-the-Priory-Gate

21/09/2014

1260 St James Bob Doubles in 41 minutes (5-0-10).

Rung following Parish Communion, during which a candle was lit to remember the centenary of the death in the Great War of Gnr.  Herbert Claude Stubbs of this parish, aboard H.M.S.  Hogue.  The band also wishes to remember brother of Claude, 2nd Lt.  Lewis Robert Stubbs M.C.  Of this parish, who also lost his life in action in The Great War.  Both were Carol’s great uncle.

—oooOOOooo–

Sparsholt  S Stephen

07/11/2009

1260 Poppy Doubles in 43 minutes (7-1-20).

Rung half-muffled in memory of those that have lost their lives in conflict.

—oooOOOooo–

13/11/2010

1260 Doubles (9m/v):  Dedworth, Kennington, April Day, Plain Bob, Rev.  Canterbury, Clifford’s Pleasure, Southrepps, Wychbold, Grandsire in 41 minutes (7-1-20).

Rung half-muffled in memory of those that have lost their lives in conflict.

—oooOOOooo–

12/11/2011

1280 November Doubles in 44 minutes (7-1-20).

Rung half-muffled in memory of those that have lost their lives in conflict.

—oooOOOooo–

10/11/2012

1260 New Grandsire Doubles in 44 minutes (7-1-20).

Rung half-muffled in memory of those that have lost their lives in conflict.

—oooOOOooo–

09/11/2013

1260 Doubles (25m): Norfolk, Kennington, May Day, Seighford, April Day, Nettlebed, Violet, Dedworth, St.  Saviour, Wollaston, Windrush, St.  Columb, Shardlow, Southrepps, Royston, Little Aston, Clifford’s Pleasure, Oddington, Cowslip, Wychbold, Aberteifi, Oldswindford, Salwarpe, Longparish, Newborough in 43 minutes (7-1-20).

Rung half-muffled in memory of those that have lost their lives in conflict.

—oooOOOooo–

08/11/2014

1259 Doubles (40v): Windrush, Hilmorton, Wollaston, St.  Saviour, Eynsham, St.  Leonard, St.  Ninian, St John the Baptist, St.  Wilfrid, St.  Oswald, Sussex, Septuagesima, St.  Alban, St.  Paul, St Ambrose, St.  John the Evangelist, St.  Jude, St.  Laurence, St.  Austell, St.  Stephen, Southampton, Romsey, Hampshire, Ember, Elford, Austrey, St.  Felix, St.  Wenceslas, St.  Katherine, St.  Magnus, Kent, Sexagesima, St.  Ignatius, Churchill, Amersham, St.  John the Divine, Winchester, Wykeham, Vectis, Quinquagesima in 43 minutes (7-1-20).

Rung half-muffled in memory of those who have lost their lives in conflict, during the centenary of the commencement of the Great War.

—oooOOOooo–

St Helier, Jersey  S Mark Ev

11/11/1981

1260 Grandsire Doubles.

For Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

12/11/1989

1260 Grandsire Doubles.

Half-muffled for Morning Service on Remembrance Sunday

—oooOOOooo–

11/11/1990 1260 Stedman Doubles.

For Evensong on Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

St Mary Bourne  S Peter

18/11/1956

5040 Bob Minor (seven 720’s each called differently, all 5 – 6’s at Backstroke) in 2 hours 58 minutes.  (12cwt in G).

Rung to the memory of the local inhabitants who gave their lives in the two great wars.

—oooOOOooo–

11/11/1981

1320 Plain Bob Doubles.

For Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

09/11/2008

1296 Grandsire Doubles in 44 minutes (11-1-6).

Rung half-muffled for evensong on Remembrance Sunday, and also dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Great War Armistice.

—oooOOOooo–

11/11/2011

1320 Doubles (11m):  St Nicholas, Winchendon, St Remigius, Huntley, Rev.  Canterbury, Plain Bob, St Simon’s, St Martin’s, St Osmund, Eynesbury, Grandsire in 47 minutes (11-1-6).

Eleven extents in eleven methods, on 11/11/11.  Rung half-muffled in memory of those that have lost their lives in conflict.

—oooOOOooo–

13/11/2011

1320 Minor and Doubles (4m) 120 Plain Bob Minor; 360 each Plain Bob, St Martin’s, St Simon’s Bob Doubles; 120 Plain Bob Minor (11-1-6).

Rung half-muffled with the 5th as cover in the doubles prior to the annual Remembrance Day service.

—oooOOOooo–

11/11/2012

1260 St Martin’s Bob Doubles in 44 minutes (11-1-6).

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

10/11/2013

1260 Doubles (3m) Plain Bob, Reverse Canterbury, Grandsire in 45 minutes (11-1-6).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

09/11/2014

1914 Doubles (114 Original; 720 each Stedman (Comp.  Peter Ellis) & Grandsire (Comp.  D Morrison); 360 Plain Bob (Comp.  John Goldthorpe); 3 com in 67 minutes (11).

Rung half-muffled immediately prior to the Remembrance Sunday service in the Centenary year of the outbreak of World War One.

—oooOOOooo–

08/11/2015

1260 Doubles (7m: 300 Grandsire; 240 each Plain B, Rev Canterbury Pleasure Pl; 120 each St Nicholas, St Martins, St Simons B, Winchendon Pl) in 43 minutes (11-1-6 in F#).

Half-muffled prior to the annual Remembrance Day service.

—oooOOOooo–

St Peter Port, Guernsey  S Peter A&M (Town Church)

11/11/2012

1260 Plain Bob Triples in 54 minutes (21 cwt).

For Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

10/11/2013

1260 Plain Bob Triples in 53 minutes (21 cwt).

Rung for Remembrance Day commemoration.

—oooOOOooo–

09/11/2014

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 48 minutes (21 cwt).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

07/11/2015

5040 Plain Bob Minor in 2 hours 55 minutes (11 cwt).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance weekend.

—oooOOOooo–

11/11/2015

1260 Plain Bob Minor in 46 minutes (21 cwt).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Day.

—oooOOOooo–

01/06/2016

1260 Doubles (3m: three extents Grandsire, three extents Reverse Canterbury, four and a half extents Plain Bob) in 42 minutes (21 cwt).

Rung in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland where 11 Guernsey men lost their lives.

—oooOOOooo–

Steep  All Saints

09/11/1980

1260 Doubles (4m).

For Remembrance Sunday

—oooOOOooo–

08/11/1981

1296 Cambridge Surprise Minor.

Half-muffled for Evensong, on Remembrance Sunday

—oooOOOooo–

08/11/1981

1260 Plain Bob Doubles.

Half-muffled for Parish Communion, on Remembrance Sunday

—oooOOOooo–

11/11/1981

1260 Doubles (5m).

For Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

Stockbridge  S Peter

11/11/1981

1250 Cambridge Surprise Minor.

For Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

Swanmore  S Barnabas

01/11/1914

720 Oxford Single Bob Minor.

Rung with bells muffled to the memory of those who have died in the service of their King and country.

—oooOOOooo–

01/11/1914

720 Bob Minor.

Rung with bells muffled to the memory of those who have died in the service of their King and country.

—oooOOOooo–

01/11/1914

720 Canterbury Pleasure Minor.

Rung with bells muffled to the memory of those who have died in the service of their King and country.

—oooOOOooo–

10/11/1957

5040 Plain Bob Minor in 2 hours 27 minutes.  (8 1/2 cwt).

Rung for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

Titchfield  S Peter

11/11/1956

1440 Kent Treble Bob Minor.

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance service.

—oooOOOooo–

08/11/1970 1440 Cambridge Surprise Minor.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

Upham  Blessed Mary of Upham

08/11/1981

1260 Plain Bob Triples.

For Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

Upper Clatford  All Saints

08/11/1981

1260 Doubles (2m).

Half-muffled for Parish Communion with Act of Remembrance.

—oooOOOooo–

11/11/1981

1260 Plain Bob Doubles.

For Remembrance Sunday

—oooOOOooo–

Upton Grey  S Mary

12/11/2006

5040 Surprise Minor (3m: 2160 Cambridge; 1440 each London, Norwich) in 2 hours 47 minutes (9 cwt).

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

11/11/2007

5040 Surprise Minor (720 each Chester, London, Wells, Norwich, Surfleet, Beverley, Cambridge) in 2 hours 49 minutes (9).

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

09/11/2008

5040 Surprise Minor (7m: 1 extent each of London, Wells, Westminster, Beverley, Surfleet, Norwich) composed by R Roan,  in 2 hours 49 minutes (9-0-4).

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

14/09/2014

1260 Grandsire Doubles (9-0-4).

Rung half-muffled immediately prior to the service of Commemoration for the start of the First World War.

—oooOOOooo–

12/01/2017

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 41 minutes (9-0-4 in A).

Rung in memory of the following men of Upton Grey who gave their lives in WW1: Pte.  John Green BLAKE – Canadian 1st Pioneer Battalion – died 5 November 1915, aged 28.  Gunr.  Sidney Charles KINGE – 25th Battery, Royal Field Artillery – died 16 September 1916, aged 27.  2/Lt.  Edward Arthur KNIPE – 2nd Btn.  Kings Own Scottish Borderers – died 26 September 1916, aged 35.  Sgt S.  G.  HAMMOND – no records found.

—oooOOOooo–

Vale, Guernsey  S Michel du Valle

12/11/1989

1272 Minimus (2m).

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

08/11/2015

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 42 minutes (6 1/2 cwt).

Half-muffled before Evening Prayer on Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

12/11/2016

5040 Doubles (42v) in 2 hours 48 minutes (6-2-23).  Rung in extents: Llanarthne, Pen-y-banc, Parc-y-delyn, Newborough, St Helen, Longparish, Little Birch, Hoarwithy, Aconbury, Kings Caple, Wormelow Tump, Fownhope, Daffodil, Bluebell, St Anne, Middleton Stoney, Dull Knife, Black Kettle, Wild Hog, Little Wolf, Roman Nose, Little Horse, St Quintin, St Lucy, Allestree, St Frideswide, Iron Shirt, Buffalo Hump, Quanah Parker, Santa Anna, Black Horse, Ten Bears, Ladbrooke, Zennor, Keysoe, Pinks, Geronimo, Victorio, Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, Chato, Natches.

Rung for Remembrance Day.

—oooOOOooo–

Warnford  Our Lady of Warnford

11/11/1962

1260 Doubles (Plain Bob and Grandsire).

Half-muffled on Remembrance Sunday

—oooOOOooo–

West Clandon  SS Peter & Paul

21/02/1915

Various touches.

Half-muffled touches in memory of Private Charles Rump (late a member of the choir of the church), of the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), who was killed in action just before Christmas.

—oooOOOooo–

Whitchurch  All Hallows

08/11/2009

1260 Plain Bob Triples in 50 minutes (26-1-4).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday in memory of those who have lost their lives in war.

—oooOOOooo–

13/11/2011

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 49 minutes (26-1-4).

Rung half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

Winchester  Cath Ch of Holy Trinity, S Peter, S Paul & S Swithun

22/01/1919

Rounds.

A war memorial service was held in the last tribute of respect by the Cathedral band of ringers to Sergeant C H Russell, 1/4th Hampshire Regiment, whose death took place at Salonika, from pneumonia.  The Dean, Canon Braithwaite, and the Archdeacon of Surrey participated in the service, as also did the Rev.  C E Colchester (Rector of St Maurice), for not only was the deceased soldier a keen bell ringer, but he was also an esteemed member of St Maurice Choir.

—oooOOOooo–

22/02/1919

Muffled touches.

Arrangements were made for a memorial service to be held at S Clement Danes Church, London for the memorial service for ringers who have fallen in the Great War.  For ringers living in the Winchester Diocese and the South of England, and unable to reach London, a service was arranged at Winchester Cathedral to take place at the same hour as the London service.

—oooOOOooo–

14/11/2004

1259 Grandsire Caters in 55 minutes.

Rung half-muffled on the minor ten for Evensong on Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

05/06/2016

1296 Stedman Caters in 51 minutes (14-2-13).

Commemorating the loss of Lord Kitchener with 743 sailors aboard HMS Hampshire on 5 June 1916.

—oooOOOooo–

Winchester  S Maurice

08/03/1924

5040 Minor (7 methods, each 720) in 2 hour 59 minutes (7-3-0).

First peal on the bells, to which the treble was added in memory of D G Alexander, son of the churchwarden, who died for his country, October 1918.

—oooOOOooo–

Wolverton  S Catherine

29/10/2014

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Captain, Lord Richard Wellesley, No.  3 Coy.  1st Bn Grenadier Guards, aged 35.  Died at Ypres.  Son of the 4th Duke of Wellington, K.G., husband of Lady Louise Wellesley (daughter of the 20th Knight of Kerry) of Mount Hill, Tadworth, Surrey.

—oooOOOooo–

25/08/2015

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of William Thatcher, who died at Gallipoli, aged 17.  Son of Francis and Alice of Axmansford.

—oooOOOooo–

01/07/2016

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Francis Reginald Abbott, aged 22.  Son of Harry and Nellie of Little Ham Farm.

—oooOOOooo–

11/07/2016

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Henry George Smith, aged 22.  Died of wounds.  Son of Edwin and Eliza Smith of Hill Farm Wolverton, born at Kingsclere Woodlands.

—oooOOOooo–

19/10/2016

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Arthur Saunders, aged 23.

—oooOOOooo–

21/04/2017

Tenor bell tolled three times, slowly, repeated three times, then tolled more quickly 100 times.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Lance Corporal James Arthur Christie, who died accidentally whilst a POW at Antwerp (from 9 October 1914).  From Wolverton Common, next of kin Margaret Butler, Deep Lane, Basingstoke.

—oooOOOooo–

Wonston  Holy Trinity

09/11/1963

1260 Plain Bob Minor.

Rung half-muffled by the Society of Wessex Scholars as a token of respect to the fallen of two World Wars

—oooOOOooo–

Wootton St Lawrence  S Lawrence

26/02/2017

1260 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place Doubles in 41 minutes (7 in B♭).

Rung to mark the centenary of the death of John Rice, Grandfather of the tenor ringer.  L/Cpl John Rice (22416) of 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment was Killed in Action, aged 34, about 1 March 1917, somewhere in France.  His name is inscribed on Pier and face 6B and 6C on the Thiepval Memorial.

—oooOOOooo–

Worplesdon  S Mary

11/11/1922

720 Bob Minor in 33 minutes.

Half-muffled Remembrance Day ringing.

—oooOOOooo–

Yateley  S Peter

13/11/1988

1260 Plain Bob Minor.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

12/11/1989

1260 Plain Bob Minor.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday

—oooOOOooo–

11/11/1990

1260 Grandsire Triples.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Day.

—oooOOOooo–

10/11/1991

1260 Doubles (3m inc Stedman).

Half-muffled for Remembrance Day

—oooOOOooo–

11/11/2010

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 41 minutes (11 1/2).

Rung half-muffled for Armistice Day.

—oooOOOooo–

13/11/2011

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 41 minutes (11).

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

10/11/2013

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 44 minutes (6).

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

04/08/2014

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 44 minutes (11).

Rung half-muffled on the 100th anniversary of Britain entering the First World War, in memory of those who lost their lives in the conflict.

—oooOOOooo–

09/11/2014

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 43 minutes (6).

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

08/11/2015

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 42 minutes.

Half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

—oooOOOooo–

12/11/2017

1260 Grandsire Doubles in 42 minutes (6–1–15 in B).

On the front six, half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday

—oooOOOooo–

 

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