|1. Memorial:||Spoilbank Cemetery|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.122|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||21C GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Husband of Jessie Fitch of Cambria 62 Tredegar Rd Southsea.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 6/Dorset Regiment|
6th (Service) Battalion Formed at Dorchester on 6 September 1914 as part of K2. Moved to Wareham and initially attached as Army Troops to 17th (Northern) Division. March 1915 : transferred to 50th Brigade in same Division. Moved to Romsey in May 1915. Landed at Boulogne on 14 July 1915.
|Action : Actions in Spring 1916|
Actions in Spring 1916 covers a number of non specific actions on the Western Front in the period February to the end of June 1916. Much of this period concerned the build up to the Battle of the Somme, particularly the acclimatisation of the Service Battalions (Kitchener Volunteers) to trench routine. As the Battle of the Somme occupied the plans for 1916 no significant efforts were made in other sectors. Many of the casualties could be considered 'routine'. During the period December to June 1916 5845 British soldiers died in 'minor trench operations'.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Aldershot Camp No. 1331 E.C.||Hampshire & IOW|
Discrepancies (Require checks, clarity or further research) :
The 1921 roll of honour lists Charles Christopher Fitch under Aldershot Camp Lodge No. 1331, however, when looking at the registers of the United Grand Lodge of England the same name cannot be found. The only similar entry is for Christopher John Fitch, who is recorded as resigned from the Lodge in 1912, but was a casualty of the Great War (DoD:16Feb1916). There is no evidence to suggest that he joined any other Lodge.
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley