Peterborough Diocesan Guild
Kettering, Northamptonshire
SS Peter and Paul
Sunday, 7 January 2018 in 3h12 (21–1–2 in E♭)
5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
1 J Richard Hough
2 Paul M Mason
3 Susan E Marsden
4 Michael Angrave
5 Paul S Seaman
6 Richard I Allton (C)
7 Alistair M Donaldson
8 Murray A Coleman
9 A John Stanworth
10 Andrew W Gordon
Rung in memory of Private Alfred John Knight DCM, a Kettering ringer who was killed in action on 12th October 1917, age 23, while serving with the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 54th Batallion. He is commemorated at Cement House Cemetry, Belgium. His citation for the Distinguished Conduct Medal reads "For conspicuous gallantry in action. He fought his machine gun under intense fire throughout the night, displaying great courage and determination." It has also been stated he was the sole survivor of a gun team and at the end of 48 hours in no man’s land (26/09/1916 to 27/09/1916 at Thiepval, Somme), he succeeded in carrying back and saving the gun.
Their name liveth for evermore.