St Martin's Guild
Abbey Church of St Thomas and St Edmund of Canterbury
Saturday, 1 October 2016 in 2h 47 (15–3–16)
5040 Stedman Triples
Sir A P Heywood's Transposition of Thurstans'
1 Rebekah G W Horton
2 Alan S Burbidge
3 Stephen W Horton
4 James P Ramsbottom
5 Vernon C Wright
6 Simon E Adams
7 Andrew J Ellis (C)
8 Jonathan M P Thorne
Rung on the presumed 100th anniversary of the death of Pte George Parsons, London Regiment 1st/20th Bn. Service No. 633432, a ringer at this church since 1902, aged 33.
George was reported as missing in action on 1 October 1916, and later presumed to have died that day. His name is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, which lists the names of over 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave (Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C).
Requiescat In Pace
First peal of Stedman - 1
75th peal as conductor and 25th peal of Stedman Triples as conductor.