Wolford – Bells to Remember

This month of May sees the 100th anniversary of the deaths of two soldiers listed on the Great Wolford war memorial. Great Wolford bells will be rung to mark this day.

On Wednesday 13 May, two quarter peals will be rung in memory of Major the Honourable Clement B O Freeman-Mitford DSO and Pte. John Aston. Both died on 13 May 1915 at Ypres. An aristocratic, professional soldier and a volunteer from humble origins suffered the same fate on the same day. The first quarter (St. Clements Bob Minor) for Major Clement Freeman-Mitford will be at 11.30am. Pte. John Aston’s quarter (Grandsire Doubles) will commence at 2.30pm.

Short biographies of both these individuals are published in the May issue of The LINK magazine.