Lincoln Diocesan Guild
St Helena
Saturday, 24 March 2018 in 43m (8–2–24 in G)
1320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Michael J Smith
2 Joanne French
3 Ian Dawson
4 Stephen L Clarke
5 Christopher P Turner
6 Anthony D Walker (C)
Arranged and rung in memory on the centenary year of the death of Private A.C.Sharp Regiment number 40044 who served with the 8th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action on the 9th March 1918. Son of Fred and Elizabeth Sharp of Hornsey Grounds, Benington. He is buried at Bedford House Cemetery in France. He was a ringer from the nearby Church of Benington.
Also Private Charles Richard Crawford Regiment Number G/23107 who served with the Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment, killed in action 30th July 1917. His body was never recovered, his name is inscribed on the Menim Gate memorial at Ypres, also a ringer from the church of Benington.
There are also a further 15 servicemen killed in action, died of their wounds, or their bodies never recovered, listed on the Roll of Honour plaque which is to be found in nearby Butterwick Church due to Benington Church sadly being redundant, had it been possible this quarter may have been rung there.
Also remembering on this centenary year, Private George Harwood killed in action 15 April 1918, Private Harry Harwood killed in action 26th August 1918, and Private Fred Needham died of his wounds 3rd June 1918, all from the Benington parish remembered here.