REMEMBERING WORLD WAR 1
As part of our nations remembering of the beginning of the First World War (the ‘Great War’), a small group of local people from our three parish councils – Lympsham, East Brent and Brent Knoll – are joining together to remember those who served in many ways during the First World War, be it at home, on the farm, or in the Armed Forces, or who grew up in this area during that period.
Week before Remembrance Sunday
This group - called ‘Remember WW1’ - is arranging a series of events in the week leading up to Remembrance Sunday on 9th November 2014: we have entitled the week Remembering WW1. Each parish’s church will have a
general exhibition plus one relating specifically to the fallen in their own parish. Then starting on Monday 2 November, during the evenings, we will remember the First World War through presentation, talk, music, story and
film. These evening events will take place in our three church buildings: a programme will be advertised in due course of what, where and when.
Our week of remembering will culminate on Remembrance Sunday with our usual Acts of Remembrance at our three war memorials, all starting at 10.50am (at Brent Knoll this continues straight afterwards with a Service of Remembrance). Then at 3.00pm in St Mary’s Church, East Brent, there will be a prayer vigil for peace called, ‘WE WILL REMEMBER’.
Muffled Bells rung to Remember
Commencing Monday 4th August, the anniversary of the start of World War 1, you will hear over the next twelve months, a muffled bell rung (for a period of ten minutes) commemorating the anniversary date of death of each
serviceman named on our three memorials. The bell will be rung from the church tower of the village in which the serviceman is named on the memorial.
Below is the list of servicemen and when their anniversary bell will be rung.
Name Date of Death Village War Memorial
3 BENNETT, Christopher 03/08/1918 Lympsham
5 GRANT, William J. 05/08/1917 Brent Knoll
7 HUNT, Henry 07/08/1918 Brent Knoll
7 SEALEY, Edward, Stanley 07/08/1918 Lympsham
8 PUDDY, John 08/08/1916 East Brent
27 DERRICK, John, Leslie 27/08/1917 East Brent
28 HUNT, Frank 28/08/1918 Brent Knoll
28 COMER, George, Inman 28/08/1915 East Brent
30 HIPPLSLEY, G. E. C. 30/08/1916 Brent Knoll
2 STUDLEY, Gerald, William, Henry 02/09/1918 East Brent
2 BUTT, Charles, Henry 02/09/1918 Lympsham
2 BABB, William, Edward 02/09/1918 East Brent Born East Brent / Not on memorial
9 TURNER, Arthur 09/09/1915 East Brent Born East Brent / Not on memorial
17 EMERY, Edward 17/09/1916 East Brent
23 GRANT, William, John 23/09/1917 East Brent Born East Brent / Not on memorial
29 ROYLE, Arthur, Clegg, Fanshawe 29/09/1914 Lympsham
30 EMERY, William, J. 30/09/1917 Brent Knoll
1 POPHAM, Frederick 01/10/1916 East Brent
2 HAM, Sydney, William 02/10/1915 East Brent
3 GRANT, Alfred 03/10/1917 East Brent
3 FROST, Arthur, Edward 03/10/1918 Lympsham
8 DINWIDDY, Leonard, Arthur 08/10/1915 East Brent
15 LLOYD, A. A. 15/12/1915 Brent Knoll
4 POPHAM, Ralph 04/01/1918 East Brent
18 STONE, Walter 18/01/1917 Brent Knoll
10 COX, Charles 10/02/1918 Brent Knoll
10 NURSE, Len 10/04/1916 Brent Knoll
23 POPLE, Charles 23/04/1917 East Brent
30 CREES, Bertram, Frank 30/04/1915 East Brent
1 CHARMAN, Edgar 01/05/1917 Brent Knoll
8 COOMBS, Arthur 08/05/1915 Brent Knoll
9 HARRISON, Albert 09/05/1915 East Brent
12 FISHER, Ernest 12/05/1917 East Brent
13 HUSTON, William B. 13/05/1915 Brent Knoll
13 JANES, Arthur, Charles 13/05/1915 Lympsham
27 FISHER, James 27/05/1918 Lympsham
31 PERKINS, Morton 31/05/1918 Brent Knoll
16 PLAYER, Reginald, Louis 16/06/1915 Lympsham
22 DURSTON, John 22/06/1917 East Brent
1 WEBBER, Alfred G. 01/07/1916 Brent Knoll
1 HAM, Frederick, C. 01/07/1916 East Brent
21 SPERRING, Hulbert, Lewis 21/07/1916 Lympsham
23 GAMLEN, William, Henry 23/07/1916 East Brent
We hope you will join us for the events during Remembering WW1 week, particularly Remembrance Sunday.
Also, will you pause for a moment when you hear a muffled bell, just to ponder on the notion of someone giving their life for another, and pray this prayer about peace, or at least reflect on its sentiments:
We turn to you, God,
asking that you enfold our planet in your justice, peace and truth.
Enlighten the minds of those making decisions,
melt the hearts of those inflicting cruelty upon your children,
and strengthen the resolve of all who pray for peace.
And may God bless us – and the peoples who share our planet.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
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