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Location:St Nicolas Church Tower
OS Map Ref:SU470670
Description:Brass tablet on oak.
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In Memory of Comrades
Who fell in the Great War, 1914-1918,
Pte C Whitehorn
Pte W J Quintin

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Newbury Bellringers' War Memorial – Dedication Service, 13 Jul 1920.

Newbury Weekly News, 15 Jul 1920

Ringers’ Tribute

To deceased comrades.

The ringers of St Nicholas have paid tribute to two of their comrades who fell on service during the war. By the subscription of past and present ringers, a memorial tablet has been placed in the belfry of the Parish Church, where the ceremony of unveiling took place on Tuesday evening. In addition to the ringers, relatives of the deceased men were present, forming quite a little congregation in the ringing chamber. The Rector (Rev L H Majendie) conducted a short service, which opened with the singing of “O God our help in ages past.” He then offered sympathetic words of comfort and consolation to those who had been bereaved. Death did not end the work begun on earth and continued in the after-life. He commended the action of the ringers in commemorating the memory of their colleagues who had given their lives for their country. Then drawing aside a Union Jack he unveiled the memorial, a brass tablet, framed in oak, and inscribed:

"In Memory of Comrades
Who fell in the Great War, 1914-1918,
Pte C Whitehorn
Pte W J Quintin

The ringers then struck a few rounds of a half-muffled peal. Dedicatory prayers having been offered, the ringers expressed gratitude to the Rector for attending to perform the ceremony. A peal of 336 Grandsire Triples, half-muffled, was then rung by the following: 1. J Walling (treble); 2. E Smith; 3. C Pearce; 4. S Quintin (conductor); 5. W A Dormer; 6. E Crocker; 7. H W Curtis; 8. E Challis (tenor).

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