Bellringers commemorate


Worth Bellringers were among those taking part in national events on Sunday 12th March to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the H.M. Submarine E49 off the Shetland Islands.

Walter Herbert George Hopkins served on HMS E49 and died with the rest of the crew on 12th March 1917 when the submarine hit a mine laid by a German U-Boat.

Walter was 32 and was the son of the late George and Emma Hopkins. His brother, Roger, lived at 1 New Street, Three Bridges.  He is remembered on Portsmouth Naval Memorial and on the Worth War Memorial.

Worth Bellringers rang a quarter peal in memory of Walter, as they continue in their duties commemorating all those on the Worth War Memorial.