Lancashire Association
St Mary
Monday, 26 September 2016 in 40m (6–1–18)
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 Lyn Luddington
2 Helen Rigby
3 Stephen Kershaw
4 Philip J Halstead
5 Brian Hayes
6 Derek J Thomas (C)
Rung to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Sergeant Thomas G Whitaker DCM, 19059 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards, who was killed in action on the 26th September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme aged 21 years. He is “Remembered with Honour” on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing “After losing all contact”.
Sergeant T G Whitaker DCM was the uncle of Terence Halstead, still a regular ringer at St Mary's church and member of the LACR since 1951, and the great uncle of Philip J Halstead (4) also a St Mary's ringer.
We will remember them.