Guildford Diocesan Guild
Dunsfold, Surrey
St Mary and All Saints
Saturday, 5 August 2017 in 2hrs 48mins (10–3–21 in A♭)
5040 Doubles (5 M/p)
960 Stedman; 1200 Grandsire (10 different extents); 960 St Simon's Bob; 960 St Martin's Bob; 960 Plain Bob
1 Richard H Burton
2 Jack L Edwards
3 Mark ER Gill (C)
4 Christopher H Rogers
5 Alan Regin
6 Joshua J Richardson
Rung to commemorate Private Ernest Smithers, of the Buffs (East Kent Regiment), a ringer at this church, who died on this day in 1917 in the Battle of Passchendaele and is buried in Tyne Cot Cemetary, Belgium. Remembering also Private Percy Weller, of the Army Service Corps, a former ringer at Newdigate but later living in Dunsfold, who died on 22nd July 1917 and is buried at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetary, Iraq, and the other men of Dunsfold who fell in the First World War. The names of Privates Smithers and Weller appear with others on the Dunsfold War Memorial and on a plaque in the church.
First peal at first attempt - 6.