The Central Council of Bellringers Roll of Honour commemorates those bell-ringers who fell in the Great War and the Second World War

The Council commissioned a handwritten Memorial Book for each War. These books may be viewed in a display case on the way up to the ringing chamber at St Paul’s Cathedral, London.

The Central Council of Bellringers Roll of Honour website contains photographic copies of the pages of each book together with a listing of the text.  Each entry shows the ringer’s name, initials, home tower and society name where known.  This can be viewed here

During the Great War, the Cathedral Tower was shared by two ringing societies, the Ancient College of Youths and the London County Association of Church Bellringers.

Five ringers from the Cathedral are listed on the Central Roll of Honour;


  • Private Frederick James Hardy, Missing presumed killed. 24 March 1918. 1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment: Ancient College of Youths (Also rang at Southwark, St George)


  • Rifleman Christopher Henry Hughes, Killed in Action, 9 September 1916.  2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps: Ancient Collge of Youths (Also rang at Southwark, St George)


  • Private Francis James Morley, Missing presumed killed, 15 February 1916.  12th Battalion Royal Fusiliers: Ancient College of Youths


  • Sergeant William Henry Taffender, Killed in Action, 7 October 1918.  29th Divisional Ammunition Column, Royal Horse Artillery: London County Association


  • Private Sidney Bowler Weatherston, Missing presumed killed. 1 July 1916.  B Company, 1/14th (London Scottish) Battalion, the London Regiment: London County Association