|1. Memorial:||Pargny British Cemetery||Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918|
Awards & Titles:
|Military Cross |
Family :Son of Charles Edward and Elizabeth Hutton Gabain, of Sunnyfields, Mill Hill, London.
Education & Career :
Student of Pembroke College, Cambridge University (1912).
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit :||Rifle Brigade|
|Action :||The First Battles of the Somme 1918 and associated actions|
Member of the Inner Temple: William G. Gabain, General List, 2 Lieutenant
21 March - 4 July 1918. The Battles of the Somme in 1918 were mostly concerned with stemming the German advance which started in March 1918 and which made considerable gains in the Somme/Arras sector. Utilising surplus troops which had become available following the surrender of Russia after the October Revolution, the Germans gambled on a massive campaign that could win the war in the west before the USA could bring its resources to bear. Initial gains were in places spectacular but eventually dogged resistance coupled with supply problems and sheer exhaustion closed down the battle. Other attacks were launched along the front to probe the Allied defences but the same pattern of initial gains followed by stalemate prevailed. British casualties were almost 345,000.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Isaac Newton University No. 859 E.C.||Cambridgeshire|
29th October 1912
29th April 1913
25th November 1913
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
Document : 1933 - Masonic Roll of Honour - Freemasons' Hall Vestibule - United Grand Lodge of England
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