Chiddingfold, St Mary

Contemporary reports name four ringers from Chiddingfold serving with the forces.

  • Private A G Fitchett — 3/5th Battalion, the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment).
  • F W Hill — Inns of Court Officers’ Training Corps.
  • Private George Luff
  • Private T Spirit — 9th (Reserve) Battalion, the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment).
  • Private George E Wheatley — Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Canada.

Also mentioned as ringing there during the course of the war are E Jones of Chirk and E Mullins of Pendleton and Birmingham, both serving with 5th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, which was presumably based nearby. Another visitor was Sergt R Carrier of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, from Victoria, British Columbia. He had be taught to ring there by a Mr G Foster who had himself rung his first peal at Chiddingfold some years previously.

For information on the bells and ringers today, see the Guildford Diocesan Guild website.

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