1939-1945 War Memorial Book

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Title Page

The Central Council
Memorial Book
Church Bell Ringers
of the British Isles
who were killed by
enemy action during
the War of 1939-1945

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"Following the Name of each man will be found
that of the Parish or Township in which he gave most of his service
as a Church Bell-Ringer previous to joining the Forces,
and also that of the Society, Guild, or Association
to which he more especially belonged."

Adams, RABristol (St Ambrose)Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan
Allan, JCOAlresfordWinchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Allen, AEEast HagbourneOxford Diocesan
Allen, GHWonershGuildford Diocesan Guild
Allen, JTeynhamKent County Association
Allen, RGCambridge University
Allfrey, FWJBillingshurstSussex County Association
Ambrose, GRMilton next GravesendKent County Association
Appleby, WMorpethMorpeth Association
Armstrong, KMorpethMorpeth Association

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Arnold, DPChilde OakfordSalisbury Diocesan Guild
Ashford, GRBattersea (St Mary)London County
Atkinson, AHexhamDurham & Newcastle Diocesan
Attwood, LGSutton (St Nicholas)Hereford Diocesan
Ayres, GROxford (St Ebbe)Oxford Diocesan
Baatz, GAFBath (St Mark)Bath & Wells Diocesan
Bacon, AEFinchamEly Diocesan
Balaam, EDWootton (St Lawrence)Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Barker, ABrastedKent County Association
Barker, EJBentleyGuildford Diocesan Guild
Barrett, CHMonmouthLlandaff & Monmouth Diocesan
Barrett, EJPengeKent County Association
Bassett, FJLeominsterHereford Diocesan
Batten, CJAldringtonSussex County Association

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Batten, EREYateGloucester & Bristol Diocesan
Beach, WVBiddendenKent County Association
Belsey, FChathamKent County Association
Betts, LRAmershamOxford Diocesan
Biggs, DAFownhopeHereford Diocesan
Biggs, TWFownhopeHereford Diocesan
Bishop, ELHawkhurstKent County Association
Blackman, AArundelSussex County Association
Blackwell, FCWoburnBedfordshire Association
Blake, LFHampstead NorreysOxford Diocesan
Blench, RGMacclesfield (Christ Church)Chester Diocesan
Bloxham, JLCadoxtonSwansea & Brecon Diocesan Guild
Booth, LStoneNorth Staffordshire Association
Bowden, CHNew MillsChester Diocesan

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Brainch, NRMarlowOxford Diocesan
Branch, DRWShiphamBath & Wells Diocesan
Brawn, PHRossHereford Diocesan
Braybrooke, FHARuislipMiddlesex County Association
Briggs, RNWhalleyLancashire Association
Brimble, WSBristol (St Werburgh)Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan
Brothwell, GWhiston (St Mary Magdelene)Yorkshire
Buckell, PGHStanmoreHertford County Association
Buggey, EAWendoverOxford Diocesan
Burns, TBNorth Shields (Christ Church)Durham & Newcastle Diocesan
Bushell, SCWickhambreauxKent County Association
Butler, ENorthfleetKent County Association
Butler, SCAldershotGuildford Diocesan Guild
Campbell, DEUpper ClaptonMiddlesex County Association

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Carlin, GVBusheyHertford County Association
Carter, WBattersea (St Mary)London County
Castle, RVDoverKent County Association
Chandler, HHerefordLancashire Association
Chandler, HTPlymouthGuild of Devonshire Ringers
Chandler, HTLyonshallHereford Diocesan
Cheeseman, CSLyddKent County Association
Cheeseman, EVCranbrookKent County Association
Chester, HJStafford (St Mary)Stafford Archdeaconry
Chittenden, JAWyeKent County Association
Clark, RBristol (St Stephen)Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan
Cockings, DLHarroldBedfordshire Association
Coe, EJReigateSurrey Association
Collier, WGWedmoreBath & Wells Diocesan

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Collis, RWCroftLeicester Diocesan Guild
Cook, EJEdmontonMiddlesex County Association
Coombe, AWJPhillackTruro Diocesan Guild
Cordwell, BPWoodchesterGloucester & Bristol Diocesan
Couch, WTSt BreockTruro Diocesan Guild
Coupe, FRawtenstallLancashire Association
Cousins, SWWarminsterSalisbury Diocesan Guild
Court, SPExeter (St Thomas)Guild of Devonshire Ringers
Crayston, GHBurton in KendalLancashire Association
Cresswell, DJBishop's CleeveGloucester & Bristol Diocesan
Crosskey, FVPengeKent County Association
Dabinett, RJDraytonBath & Wells Diocesan
Dale, CDSutton (St Nicholas)Hereford Diocesan
Darvill, M (J)Waltham St LawrenceOxford Diocesan

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Davey, WJWHillingdonMiddlesex County Association
Davis, JWNewark
Deacon, ALittle HoughtonPeterborough Diocesan Guild
Deacon, WJSt MellionTruro Diocesan Guild
Deacon, WRYattendonOxford Diocesan
Duckett, IBromboroughChester Diocesan
Dunstan, HWTowednackTruro Diocesan Guild
Durrant, EJThorpe le SokenEssex Association
Eades, AECharlton MackrellBath & Wells Diocesan
Eady, BLavenhamSuffolk Guild
Earle, FJWillesboroughKent County Association
East, EWalden (St Paul)Hertford County Association
Edwards, RGRainhamKent County Association
Elliott, VGGuildford (Cathedral)Guildford Diocesan Guild

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Elton, SGuildford (St Nicholas)Guildford Diocesan Guild
Essery, WChelsea (St Luke)London County
Eustace, CHOxford (St Ebbe)Oxford Diocesan
Fell, JRBreadsallDerby Diocesan Association
Filler, OHeyfordPeterborough Diocesan Guild
Firth, AHKirton in HollandLincoln Diocesan Guild
Footman, FBWychboldWorcestershire and District Association
Fowler, RCCookhamOxford Diocesan
Fox, GDucklingtonOxford Diocesan
Fox, SSandyBedfordshire
Francis, JCElmEly Diocesan
Freeman, PJHenfieldSussex County Association
Fry, HHCWeedonPeterborough Diocesan Guild
Fuller, GAMoultonLincoln Diocesan Guild

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Gard, JSt BreockTruro Diocesan Guild
Gardiner, RHHuntingfieldSuffolk Guild
Gardner, JWHalewoodLancashire Association
Gasson, KCJRainhamKent County Association
Gilbert, HKLeighton BuzzardBedfordshire Association
Girling, DEwhurstGuildford Diocesan Guild
Glaysher, BFBromleyKent County Association
Goddard, JWBarton upon HumberLincoln Diocesan Guild
Godwin, JECirencesterGloucester & Bristol Diocesan
Goldsmith, BJWootton (St Lawrence)Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Goodwin, SHCambridgeEly Diocesan
Goodyear, AJOttershawGuildford Diocesan Guild
Gould, LJHascombeGuildford Diocesan Guild
Graham, FABelgraveLeicester Diocesan Guild

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Grant, DPrittlewellEssex Association
Greene, WEHazelbury BryanSalisbury Diocesan Guild
Greenacre, GCGWroxhamNorwich Diocesan
Griffiths, EAHarlestonePeterborough Diocesan Guild
Gumm, DGBrattonSalisbury Diocesan Guild
Hadley, RCAlmeleyHereford Diocesan
Hall, RFHatfieldHertford County Association
Halliday, GRSNewcastle (Cathedral)Durham & Newcastle Diocesan
Hampshire, FWDorkingGuildford Diocesan Guild
Hands, RGHCroftLeicester Diocesan Guild
Harnden, CLWoodchesterGloucester & Bristol Diocesan
Hassell, JBowdonChester Diocesan Guild
Hawkins, WWinslowOxford Diocesan Guild
Hay, EFChilhamKent County Association

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Hayward, WJWReading (St Mary)Oxford Diocesan
Hazlehurst, JWest KirbyChester Diocesan
Hearmon, EBYateleyWinchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Hicks, HFSouth PetherwinTruro Diocesan Guild
Hill, EWExeter (St Thomas)Guild of Devonshire Ringers
Hill, FWSawleyDerby Diocesan Association
Hill, LFColaton RaleighGuild of Devonshire Ringers
Hocking, DSt EweTruro Diocesan Guild
Hogg, GACambridge University
Holdstock, FBBigbyLincoln Diocesan Guild
Holland, LGNottingham (St Mary)Midland Counties Association
Holmes, ANNavenbyLincoln Diocesan Guild
Homewood , DNEgertonKent County Association
Howell, HGWalsall (St Matthew)Stafford Archdeaconry

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Hubball, AFBlakenhall (St Luke)Stafford Archdeaconry
Humphrey, AGHelmdonPeterborough Diocesan Guild
Ingle, ASLeveringtonEly Diocesan
Ireland, HSEdmontonMiddlesex County Association
Jaggard, RGDFarnboroughGuildford Diocesan Guild
Jaine, LJMardenHereford Diocesan
Jeffery, TJCuckfieldSussex County Association
Jeffs, FGLinsladeBedfordshire Association
Jenkins, GGCanterbury (Cathedral)Kent County Association
Jewell, MWBroadhemburyGuild of Devonshire Ringers
Jones, AWSouth Croydon (St Peter)Surrey Association
Jones, PHOmbersleyWorcestershire and District Association
Jordan, DAHamptonWorcestershire and District Association
Jordan, KFAArleseyBedfordshire Association

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Kemp, RRWinfarthingNorwich Diocesan
King, ETSurfleetLincoln Diocesan Guild
Kingham, RFBasingstoke (St Michael)Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Kingsnorth, DJSellingKent County Association
Knight, TBMacclesfield (Christ Church)Chester Diocesan
Lawrence, CRCambridge University
Lawrence, RWHatfieldHertford County Association
Leggett, BFWormingfordEssex Association
Leighton, JBlaydon on TyneDurham & Newcastle Diocesan
Leighton, JAGWyke RegisSalisbury Diocesan Guild
Lewis, RGBrenchleyKent County Association
Littlefair, JOswaldtwistleLancashire Association
Lloyd, JPontesburySalop Archidiaconal
Lobb, LLingfieldEast Grinstead and District Guild

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Loder, DHBurnley (St Peter)Lancashire Association
Longhurst, BSShereGuildford Diocesan Guild
Lord, RBFSt BudockTruro Diocesan Guild
Mabin, GHRBodminTruro Diocesan Guild
Manfield, (Miss) CDAshGuildford Diocesan Guild
Madgwick, WRMiddlesex County Association
Mansell, SFTwyfordWinchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Marmont, ALMinchinhamptonGloucester & Bristol Diocesan
Matthews, RHSouthwell MinsterSouthwell Diocesan Guild
Maunders, TVMilvertonBath & Wells Diocesan
McCaughan, DHHershamGuildford Diocesan Guild
McColl, APaisley (St James)Scottish Association
McKee, JBootleLancashire Association

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Mewton, GBodminTruro Diocesan Guild
Minney, EG(R)Yardley HastingsPeterborough Diocesan Guild
Morgan, GEDinderBath & Wells Diocesan
Morris, HRainhamKent County Association
Morton, ASIrchesterPeterborough Diocesan Guild
Moseley, AEAlsagerChester Diocesan
Murphy, PClapham (St Mary)London County
Nash, DWHBasingstoke (St Michael)Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Newman, KCWatlingtonEly Diocesan
Norman, POswaldtwistleLancashire Association
Oliver, DBenfieldsideDurham & Newcastle Diocesan
Opperman, PFRowdeSalisbury Diocesan Guild
Page, SPBreadsallDerby Diocesan Association
Parfitt, AWCComptonOxford Diocesan

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Paul, ARChatterisEly Diocesan
Payne, RIRotherham (All Saints)Yorkshire
Payne, JTUpton BishopHereford Diocesan
Pearce, PEEdmontonMiddlesex County Association
Pearce, RLugwardineHereford Diocesan
Pearson, AFWaltham St LawrenceOxford Diocesan
Paterson, JPortsea (St Mary)Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Playford, CTDoverKent County Association
Pollard, SCProbusTruro Diocesan Guild
Poole, HDAylesfordKent County Association
Powell, EWAshfordKent County Association
Preece, WJStaunton on ArrowHereford Diocesan
Pryor, Rev ASCambridge University
Quigley, CChester le StreetDurham & Newcastle Diocesan

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Rainey, PNGMarston MagnaBath & Wells Diocesan
Rayson, CEChilvers CotonCoventry Diocesan Guild
Reay, DEFenhamDurham & Newcastle Diocesan
Reeve, HTunbridge WellsKent County Association
Rewcastle, ASouth ShieldsDurham & Newcastle Diocesan
Richards, JMTowednackTruro Diocesan Guild
Richardson, JMiddletonLancashire Association
Richmond, JEBenwellDurham & Newcastle Diocesan
Robinson, SAHusborne CrawleyBedfordshire Association
Robinson, SCGosbertonLincoln Diocesan Guild
Rose, DASwansea (St Mary)Swansea & Brecon Diocesan Guild
Rossiter, FCBristol (St Werburgh)Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan
Royall, LAPinnerMiddlesex County Association
Rutter, JBolton (All Saints)Lancashire Association

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Seaman, LABuckdenEly Diocesan
Senior, LRHarrow (St Mary)Middlesex County Association
Shackleton, HDWesthoughtonLancashire Association
Sharp, DMCrayfordKent County Association
Shemming, HWIpswichSuffolk Guild
Shepherd, RHatfieldHertford County Association
Sibley, BIlminsterBath & Wells Diocesan
Slade, LGQMinehead (St Michael)Bath & Wells Diocesan
Slade, SCPreston, DorsetSalisbury Diocesan Guild
Smart, RJWollastonPeterborough Diocesan Guild
Smith, ABattersea (St Mary)London County
Smith, RSWAnsteyLeicester Diocesan Guild
Smoothy, DPrittlewell
Spiers, KHRippleWorcestershire and District Association

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Pilsbury, HKempstonBedfordshire Association
Strickland, WBlackpoolLancashire Association
Summerfield, WJCardingtonBedfordshire Association
Swaffield, BWWyke RegisSalisbury Diocesan Guild
Sykes, EBOldhamLancashire Association
Taylor, VSBiddendenKent County Association
Thomas, VIPhillackTruro Diocesan Guild
Thompson, HBrierley HillWorcestershire and District Association
Tinsley, RGHadleyMiddlesex County Association
Townley, WEKendalLancashire Association
Trevor, ANational Guild of Police Ringers
Trinder, HCWalmerKent County Association
Trump, EGLeicester CathedralMidland Counties Association
Tucker, FHJHungerfordOxford Diocesan

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Tyrrell, AArklowIrish Association
Valentine, GABuckinghamOxford Diocesan
Varey, TWBurton in KendalLancashire Association
Vaughan, GSWooltonLancashire Association
Vernalls, GHWWorthenSalop Archidiaconal
Vizor, FHPainswickGloucester & Bristol Diocesan
Wadsworth, HETurveyBedfordshire Association
Walker, SFenhamDurham & Newcastle Diocesan
Walpole, THCork (St Finbarre's Cathedral)Irish Association
Ward, EWBaldockHertford County Association
Waters, FCranbrookKent County Association
Watkins, FJCliffordHereford Diocesan
Watts, SGProbusTruro Diocesan Guild
Watts, RJPrittlewellEssex Association

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Wayman, AJBHoniton ClystGuild of Devonshire Ringers
Webber, LFChelsfield
Welling, AWOld WindsorOxford Diocesan
White, TWDSteeple ClaydonOxford Diocesan
Whiting, FAldeburghSuffolk Guild
Wightman, REarl ShiltonLeicester Diocesan Guild
Williams, ASwansea (St Mary)Swansea & Brecon Diocesan Guild
Willis, CEBlakenhall (St Luke)Stafford Archdeaconry
Wilmot, DGShereGuildford Diocesan Guild
Wilson, GAGEgertonKent County Association
Wilson, LBattersea (St Mary)London County
Wilton, LHenlowBedfordshire Association
Wood, SHClifton (St Andrew)Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan
Wrintmore, AOCalneSalisbury Diocesan Guild

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Barker, RCBournemouth, St PeterWinchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Barratt, CRomseyWinchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Batten, PSCEling, SouthamptonWinchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Clark, HEBishopstokeWinchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Harris , LJLyndhurstWinchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Luke, DREling, SouthamptonWinchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Mogg, BHEMilford on SeaWinchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Nicholls, ALSt GluviasTruro Diocesan Guild
Pearce, PRRomseyWinchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Young, CMilford on SeaWinchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
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