1. Memorial:Pargny British CemeteryPier 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).

Military :


Unit :Rifle Brigade 
Attached : 
Action :The First Battles of the Somme 1918 and associated actions 

Detail :

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.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Isaac Newton University No. 859 E.C.Cambridgeshire

29th October 1912
29th April 1913
25th November 1913

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