Durham & Newcastle Diocesan Association
St Aidan
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 in 46m (14–0–7 in F♯)
1260 Plain Bob Triples
1 Helen Scott
2 Ross Weddell
3 Anthea Enzor
4 Joseph Wilson
5 Andrew Kaye
6 Brian Telfer
7 Chris Enzor (C)
8 Andrew Craig
The bells of St. Aidan's Church, Hartlepool were rung this evening as part of “Ringing to Remember” – the Durham & Newcastle Association of Church Bellringers First World War ringing commemoration. On this day one hundred years ago a bellringer from this tower was killed in action. We rang to celebrate his life and the ultimate sacrifice that he made.
Lance Corporal William Gilmore.
William Gilmore was born in 1891 at Castlewellan, Co. Down, Ireland to Samuel and Elizabeth Gilmore. William was married to Ellen Francis. They lived at 31 Harrow Street, West Hartlepool where he was a Joiner. He enlisted at West Hartlepool in 1915 and served with the 150th. Field Coy. Royal Engineers. He had one son, John Stanley Gilmore, born 1909 in Ireland. He died, aged 27, on the 17th April 1918 and is buried at Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
His name is recorded on the ringer’s plaque in Newcastle Cathedral.
William Gilmore we have remembered you.

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

The Weekly Journal for Church Bell Ringers since 1911