St Mary the Virgin
Friday, 26 October 2018 in 3h 13 (22–0–24 in E)
5088 Spliced Surprise Major
8m: 736 Superlative, 704 London and Rutland, 608 Cambridge, Pudsey and Lincolnshire, 576 Bristol, 544 Yorkshire with 120 com and atw.
1 Peter W Hill
2 Felicity S Warwick
3 Richard L Thumwood
4 Nigel Gale
5 John P Loveless
6 Alan Regin
7 Nigel R Woodruff
8 David A Warwick (C)
Rung in memory of the men of Swanage who made the ultimate sacrifice in WW1. Particularly remembering the 3 Johnson brothers, great uncles of the ringer of the 4th, who came from the town.
John Johnson: born Yeovil, Somerset, served in King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, killed 9th April 1916 aged 19 near Sannaiyat, Mesopotamia (Iraq), commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Alec Johnson: born Yeovil, Somerset, served in Hampshire Regiment, killed 3rd September 1916 aged 18 near Beaumont- Hamel, Somme, France, buried in Ancre British cemetery.
Alfred Johnson: born Bishops Candle, Somerset, served in East Kent Regiment ("The Buffs"), killed near St. Souplet, France on 25th October 1918 aged 18, buried in St. Souplet British cemetery.
We will remember them.
Church Bellhangers of Distinction