Sunday, 7 June 2015 in 45m (13–1–02)
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 Stephen B Bell
2 Joanne Ayre
3 Peter K D Dawson
4 Richard Grainger
5 Edmund P Crowdy
6 Howard E J Smith (C)
Rung to Commemorate the life of Lieutenant Cecil Oversley Sayer who was a ringer at Holy Trinity ( Hendon ) Sunderland. Son of John and Elizabeth Sayer, husband of Ethel C. J Sayer, of "Wynncote," Oakwood Lane, Roundhay, Leeds. Born at Kirkby Stephen. He joined the 7th. Battalion, Durham Light infantry and died of wounds as a prisoner of war 7/6/1915. He is buried in Kortrijk (St.Jan) Communal Cemetery, Belgium. Grave A. 67.
Cecil had been elected an Honorary Member of the Newcastle Cathedral Guild on 15/4/1915.The Ringing Master delivered a eulogy and gave thanks with prayers. Rung as part of “Ringing to Remember” the Durham & Newcastle Association of Church Bellringers First World War Ringing Commemoration.
Cecil Oversley Sayer we have remembered you.
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