Cathedral
Thursday, 26 October 2017 in 45m (8–0–02)
1260 Minor
720 Cambridge S., 540 Plain Bob
1 Howard E J Smith
2 David Hamby
3 J Michael Procter
4 Karen Dickinson
5 Richard Grainger
6 Stephen B Bell (C)
The bells of this Cathedral were rung today as part of “Ringing to Remember” – the Durham & Newcastle Association of Church Bellringers - First World War ringing commemoration. On this day one hundred years ago a bellringer from Benwell was killed. We rang to celebrate his life and the ultimate sacrifice that he made.
Private Herbert Guthrie
Herbert Guthrie 03/10/1884 was one of seven children born to David Sinclair Marwick and Margaret Ann ( nee Hodge ). Herbert was married to Ada ( nee Binns of 40 Hampstead Road, Benwell.) whom he married in 1911 and Father to David John Binns Guthrie ( 1913 –1995 ). They lived at 260 Clara Street, Benwell and Herbert was employed as a clerk. He enlisted into the Royal Marine Light Infantry 1st R.M. Bn. R.N. Div. Service No.CH/2062(S). He died aged 33, on the 26th. October 1917.
Herbert is commemorated at the Tyne Cot memorial in Belgium on panel 1 – 162A, on the memorial board inside the the Church of St. James at Benwell and on the bellringers memorial plaque in Newcastle Cathedral.
Herbert Guthrie we have remembered you

This performance is linked to the event Durham & Newcastle Diocesan Association — Ringing to Remember.