Wednesday, 3 October 2018 in 48m (8–0–02)
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 David J Hamby
2 William Davidson
3 Barbara M Wheeler
4 A David Hewitt
5 Jeg Gray
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 St. George’s , Jesmond died. We rang to celebrate his life and the ultimate sacrifice that he made.
Private Albert Errington
Born 2nd quarter 1898 Albert was one of four children; three surviving at the 1911 census. Born in Newcastle, the Son of John Errington and Mary Lizzie Errington (née Townsend) of 25 Tavistock Road, Jesmond. He worked as a clerk before enlisting. After attesting on 27/05/1916, he initially joined the 89th Territorial reserve Service No.77283. He went into the Cheshire Regiment 1st/4th Bn. Service No. 50958. It is believed he arrived in France during May 1917 and was at Etaples, a very large military base on the French coast, on 04/05/1917, joining the Cheshire Regiment, 9th Bn. on 29/05/1917. He was wounded twice: the first time was on 10/04/1918, and later, on 14/04/1918, he received a shrapnel wound to his right thigh. After treatment in the field, he arrived at a hospital in Brighton on 02/04/1918. He remained there until 25/07/1918, when he was discharged and was granted nine days leave, after which he re-joined the Cheshire Regiment, but a different Battalion, and remained in England until 25/07/1918, when he returned to France. Albert died 03/10/1918 aged 20. Commemorated at Vichte Military Cemetery, Belgium, between Ypres and Ghent. Grave V D 10.
Albert Errington we have remembered you

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