Oxford Diocesan Guild
Holy Trinity
Saturday, 10 November 2018 in 40m (10 in G♯)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Thomas Sharpe
2 Alison M Bayley
3 Ruth M Monks
4 Gary G Clark
5 Kenneth J Darvill (C)
6 Michael J Bayley
First inside 4. Rung half muffled in memory of the 22 men from Penn who died in the First World War. In particular in memory of Private Frederick Busby (16009) aged 25 of the 10th Entrenching Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment who died on 24th April 1917 in action around Lake Doiran against the Bulgarian Army. He is buried in Doiran Military Cemetry, Greece. Also of his brother Private George Alfred Busby (20720) aged 19 of the 5th Service Batallion Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry who died on 19th August 1917 during the Battle for Langemark, a village on the Ypres to Poelcapelle Road. Although buried with three comrades lost in the same action, his grave was lost. He is remembered on the panel of missing at Tyne Cot Cemetery near Ypres. Both Frederick and George were keen choristers and bellringes at Holy Trinity Penn. A further brother William Albert Busby (38420) aged 21 who was killed in an accident in France on 26th September 1917 lies in the Sunken Road Cemetry in Fampoux. Whilst William is known to have been a chorister at Penn is not known if he was a bell ringer, but other younger brothers were subsequently ringers including Eddie Busby who rung at the dedication of the augmented bells on Christmas Day 1920. The three brothers who died in the war are remembered on a brass plaque in the church.
£3.00

This performance is linked to the event Ringing for the Centenary of the WWI Armistice.

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