Essex Association
Gestingthorpe, Essex
St Mary
Friday, 27 April 2018 in 2h 53 (16 in F)
5040 Minor (7m)
(1) Double Court B (2) Oxford TB (3) Ipswich S (4) Kent TB (5) Cambridge S (6) St Clements CB (7) Plain Bob
1 Neil V Avis
2 George E Thoday
3 David G Salter
4 Ian J Culham
5 Brian G Meads
6 Alan P Mayle (C)
In memory of Sapper Walter Nice, a ringer at Gestingthorpe, Essex. Died 29/04/1918 age 28. Royal Engineers. Service No.216212. Buried in Gestingthorpe (St Mary) Churchyard, grave in north-east part. Born 02/01/1890. One of six children; four surviving at the 1911 census. Son of Sarah and the late Walter Nice of Gestingthorpe. Husband of Edith Nice (née Downs), whom he married on 14/04/1917 at Gestingthorpe. At the time of the 1911 census, he was working as a gas fitter. He rang a number of peals in his local area. He died at Dover Hospital from wounds received in action on 07/04/1918 near Arras, France. Born: Gestingthorpe, Essex. Enlisted: Sible Hedingham, Essex, initially in the Essex Regiment, on 11/02/1916. Resided: Gestingthorpe, Essex.
The Weekly Journal for Church Bell Ringers since 1911