Swansea & Brecon Diocesan Guild
Glasbury on Wye, Powys
SS Cynidr and Peter
Saturday, 24 November 2018 (11–2–23 in F)
1330 Doubles (2m)
Grandsire & Plain Bob Doubles with 4,6,8 cover. Rung half-muffled.
1 Colin A Lewis
2 Alison C Alcock
3 Sue Gomm
4 Rebecca Drysdale
5 Hal Drysdale (C)
6 Brian Collins
7 David Childs
8 Gethyn Price
In memory of Pioneer William Albert James, Glasbury. Died 24/11/1918 age 28. Royal Engineers 34th Div. Signal Coy. Service No. 341085. Buried at Tourgeville Military Cemetery, France. Grave VII B 15. Son of Mary Ann Nichols and husband of Ruth James (née Lewis), whom he married on 20/9/1917 at St Meilig, Llowes. Father of Annie James, born 01/11/1917. At the 1911 census & on enlistment (at Hay-on-Wye on 12/11/1915), working as a railway porter for the Midland Railway Co. at Glasbury Station. Appears to have been wounded and to have undergone two operations before transfer to a convalescent camp where he then succumbed to bronchopneumonia whilst still in France. A memorial peal of Doubles with three covering tenors was rung at this church on 04/01/1920 for Pioneer James and two other fallen Glasbury servicemen ringers.
First quarter peal – 8.
£4.00