As part of the village Centenary Commemorations for the Great War, the Sherston Band of Ringers are ringing the bells to mark the days on which Sherston veterans lost their lives. The next anniversary ring will be tomorrow 13th March September at 11.45 am when the life of Captain Alfred Sackville Cresswell will be commemorated.There will be no midday clock chimes however, when the bells ringing, the tenor bellwill ring 36 times, Captain Cresswell’s age at the time of death.
Please stop what you are doing and remember his sacrifice.
We Will Remember Them
Capt. Alfred Ernest Sackville Cresswell was born at Pinkney Park on the 14 Sept 1878. He was the Great Grandson of Thomas Estcourt Cresswell, Member of Parliament for Wootton Bassett who also resided at Pinkney Park.
He was Captain of the 2nd Battalion, The Buffs, East Kent regiment and served in the South African campaign. He was promoted to Captain in 1904.
On the 13 March 1915 Captain Sackville Cresswell was killed in action at St Eloi, France. His final resting place is in the Kemmel Château, Military Cemetery, France.