Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association
St Thomas a Becket
Saturday, 2 July 2016 (12–1–14)
1300 Grandsire Doubles
Starting with a commemorative 100 Changes
1 Angela S Robb
2 Rachel M Parker
3 Gillian H Greef
4 Robert T A Goodwin
5 Alan J Coombs (C)
6 Daniel R Gearing
Rung Half Muffled to mark the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
"BLESSED BE THE LORD MY STRENGTH WHO TEACHETH
MY HANDS TO WAR AND MY FINGERS TO FIGHT".
Some notes on the memorial
Private Percy John Bowyer served in "D" Coy. 1st Btn. Gloucestershire Regt. and died on Friday 25 August 1916 aged 33 yrs. He has no known grave but is commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. He was the brother of Herbert H Bowyer,of 25, Parkfield Row, Pucklechurch.
Private Herbert William Cox served in 2nd Btn. Yorkshire Regt. and died on Tuesday 3 April 1917 aged 30 yrs. He is buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY. Pas de Calais, France.
Private Frederick George Drury served in 15th Btn. Royal Warwickshire Regt. and died on Sunday 24 September 1916 aged 19 yrs. He is buried in GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS, Somme, France.
Private Wallace Henry Payne served in 86th Bn. Machine Gun Corps(Inf) and died on Friday 30 November 1917 aged 20 yrs. He is buried in POINT-DE-JOUR MILITARY CEMETERY, ATHIES, Pas de Calais, France. He was the son of Samuel and Annie Payne of Leigh Farm, Pucklechurch.
Private Walter George Smart served in 10th Bn. Durham Light Infantry and died on Tuesday 29 August 1916 aged 27 yrs. He has no known grave but is commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. He was the son of Isaac and Elizabeth Smart.
Private Arthur Dennis Iles served in 10th Bn. Gloucestershire Regt. and died on Thursday 4 April 1918 aged 23 yrs. He is buried in VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. He was the son of Emily Iles of Hodden House, Pucklechurch.
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