Aldridge, West Midlands
St Mary the Virgin
Monday, 7 August 2017 in 0h44 (9–0–6 in A)
1250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1 David C H Simpson
2 Clare Coleman
3 Sophie Ash
4 Matthew D Hardy
5 Margaret Simpson
6 Raymond H Daw (C)
7 John P Burton
8 John W Pollard
500th QP together: 6 & 7.
Specially arranged to commemorate the death of Gunner William Harry Brown who died on 6 Aug 1917 aged 21 after being struck by lightning while sheltering in a latrine from a violent thunderstorm. He was in Assevillers to attend a course of instruction at the 3rd Army Signalling School. He had been a ringer at Aldridge before joining the Royal Artillery in Nov 1915.