Suffolk Guild
St Andrew
Sunday, 8 April 2018 (12–2–12 in G)
1260 Norfolk Punch Bob Minor
1 Richard Brewster
2 David Howe
3 Andrea Alderton
4 Lesley Steed (C)
5 David Steed
6 Stephen Dawson
1700th qp: 5. First blows in method: 2. Rung half-muffled in memory of Lieutenant Colonel Robert Edward Dewing DSO MID Royal Engineers, to mark the centenary of his death on 4 April 1918 aged 29. Robert Dewing was the son of the Revd Richard Standly and Dorothea Susanna Dewing (nee Pettiward, of Great Finborough Hall). On 4 April 1918, the 8th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment, to which he was attached, were engaged in the Battle of Avers during which the German Army attempted to take Amiens. Lt Col Dewing was killed whilst leading a desperate counter-attack. He is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial in France and on a stained glass window in St Andrew's Church, Great Finborough. Lt Col Dewing left a widow and 9 month old daughter. Mrs Dewing gave birth to their second daughter 6 months after her husband's death, and died herself of influenza in April 1919.
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