Saturday, 30 December 2017
1264 Plain Bob Major
Composed by A.M.Barber
1 Barbara Davies
2 David Hamby
3 Alan M Barber (C)
4 Christine Richardson
5 Philip N Green
6 Stephen E Hamby
7 Stephen B Bell
8 Howard E J Smith
The bells of this Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas 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 the Church of St. Cuthbert at Allendale was killed. We ring to celebrate his life and the ultimate sacrifice that he made.
Private George Hindmarsh Johnson
George was born in Pittsburg U.S.A. One of two children. Son of Jane Ann Johnson and the late George Johnson. Jane returned to England following the death of her husband, bringing her two sons back with her and residing at Glen View House, Allendale, Northumberland. George served with the 1st./5th. Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. His service number was S/20419. Having enlisted at Newcastle upon Tyne he died aged 19, on the 30th. December 1917. George is commemorated at the Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery at Alexandria in Egypt and on the Ringers Memorial Plaque at this Cathedral.
George Johnson we have remembered you

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