Cathedral
Monday, 10 September 2018 in 44m (8–0–02)
1284 Plain Bob Minor
1 Gordon Rothwell
2 Madeline Littlewood
3 J Michael Procter
4 David Hamby
5 A David Hewitt
6 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 today, a bellringer from Hexham Abbey died. We rang to celebrate his life and the ultimate sacrifice that he made.
Private William Summers
William, born in 1898, was the youngest Son of Elizabeth Ann and Matthew Summers. They lived at 36, Kingsgate, Hexham.
William enlisted in August 1914 with the 4th. Northumberland Fusiliers, however after being involved at the Second Battle of Ypres, it was found that he was under age and he was sent straight home. He re-enlisted in October 1916 and was stationed in Ireland until August 1917. He was then posted to the Highland Infantry then called the Scottish Rifles. William was killed instantly by a shell which hit part of the trench system where he was in a working party.
William Summers - we have remembered you

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