Southwell and Nottingham Diocesan Guild
Priory Church of SS Mary and Cuthbert
Wednesday, 3 October 2018 in 2h 41 (12–2–15 in F♯)
5100 Ramicourt Alliance Major
Composed by R I Allton
1 George A Dawson
2 Ruth Curtis
3 Peter J England
4 Paul F Curtis
5 Nicholas J Parkes
6 Alan Regin
7 Peter G C Ellis (C)
8 Ian G Campbell
Rung on the 100th anniversary of William Henry Johnson's brave action during an attack on the village of Ramicourt for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross and the French Médaille militaire.
His VC citation reads:
For most conspicuous bravery at Ramicourt on the 3rd of October, 1918.
When his platoon was held up by a nest of enemy machine guns at very close range, Sjt. Johnson worked his way forward under very heavy fire, and single-handed charged the post, bayoneting several gunners and capturing two machine guns. During this attack he was severely wounded by a bomb, but continued to lead forward his men.
Shortly afterwards the line was once more held up by machine guns. Again he rushed forward and attacked the post singlehanded. With wonderful courage he bombed the garrison, put the guns out of action, and captured the teams.
He showed throughout the most exceptional gallantry and devotion to duty.
First peal in the method: Ramicourt Alliance Major.
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This performance is linked to the event Ringing for William H Johnson VC.