Monday, 16 April 2018 in 51m (17–0–16)
1280 Cambridge Surprise Major
1 Gordon Rothwell
2 Barbara Davies
3 Stephen B Bell
4 Barbara M Wheeler
5 Richard Grainger
6 A David Hewitt
7 Nathan Fisher
8 Howard E J Smith (C)
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. One hundred years ago a bellringer from St. John’s, Shildon died. We rang to celebrate his life and the ultimate sacrifice that he made.
Lance Bombardier George William Tyreman
George Tyreman was born at Eldon in 1889, the Son of the late Benjamin Tyreman who died in 1897 and the late Hannah Tyreman (née Baines), who died in 1898. Husband of Sarah Annie Tyreman (née Pearson), whom he married at St John’s, Shildon, on 20th. May 1916, of 10 Station Street, New Shildon, Co. Durham. At the time of the 1911 census, he was working as a sheaver (pulley wheel maker) and he later worked for North Eastern Railways.
George enlisted at Darlington into the Royal Garrison Artillery, 151st. Heavy Bty. Service No. 295863. He was “dangerously” wounded on 14th. April and died, aged 29, on the 16th.
A memorial peal of Plain Bob Major was rung at Shildon on 11th. November 1922.
Commemorated at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France, Grave VIII I 198, on the ringers memorial plaque at Newcastle Cathedral, North Eastern Railway Memorial at York, Shildon War Memorial and in the Central Council of Church Bellringers Great War Memorial Book below the ringing chamber at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
George Tyreman we have remembered you

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

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