The City of Lincoln Company of Civic Bell Ringers
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Parish and Civic Church of St Mary-le-Wigford
Friday, 12 January 2018 in 43 mins (6–1–17)
1296 Minimus (2m)
(being: 27 extents each of Reverse Canterbury Place & Single Court Place.)
1 Janet M Risdale
2 Jean Williams
3 Yvonne A Woodcock
4 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
Rung with the bells half muffled in memory of the following seven Lincoln men killed in the Great War during January 1918. Specially rung to commemorate the centenary of their deaths, We will remember them.
NEVILLE WILLIAM WELLS-COLE, Major, 28th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 6th January 1918, aged 26.
MATTHEW THOMAS CECIL ATKINSON, Corporal 71802, Wireless Signal Company, Base Signal Depot, Royal Engineers. Died in East Africa 8th January 1918, aged 24.
FRED LANE, Pioneer 488887, No. 3 Railway Telegraph Company, Royal Engineers. Died 10th January 1918, aged 28.
WILLIAM ARTHUR PICKWORTH, Trooper 2636, Household Battalion, Household Cavalry. Died 11th January 1918, aged 33.
WALTER MELLOWS, Stoker 1st Class SS/11438, HMS Narbrough, Royal Navy. Died 12th January 1918, aged 24.
WILLIAM NEEDHAM, Rifleman R/14042, 20th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 12th January 1918, aged 32.
WILLIAM MARSH, Corporal 34264, "D" Battery 17th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 21st January 1918, aged 31.
When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today.
Honourable age does not depend on length of days, nor is the number of years a true measure of life.
They are all commemorated on the City War Memorial on the High Street.
The forty-second of the monthly Great War Commemoration Quarters in Lincoln.
Also in memory of Tony Worth CVO, former Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire and Chairman of the Lincoln Bomber Command Trust, who passed away 10th November 2017 and whose memorial service was held at Lincoln Cathedral today. Tony was the creator and driving force behind the International Bomber Command Centre & Memorial currently being built on Canwick Hill in Lincoln.
(Rung also for the Lincoln Diocesan Guild)
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