|1. Memorial:||Lancashire Landing Cemetery||K. 87.|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.123|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||50D GQS|
Awards & Titles:
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: HMS Ark Royal II|
Mike: HMS Ark Royal 02: The second ship to bear the name Ark Royal was purchased 1914 by the Royal Navy whilst being built as a merchant ship. Converted into a sea-plane carrier she was possibly the first ?modern? aircraft carrier. She saw service at the Dardanelles and the Gallipoli landings while serving with the Mediterranean Fleet. Renamed HMS Pegasus in 1934, in order that the name Ark Royal could be reallocated, she was eventually sent for scrap in 1950.
|Action : Gallipoli|
The Gallipoli Campaign was fought on the Gallipoli peninsula 25th April 1915 to 9th January 1916. in a failed attempt to defeat Turkey by seizing the Dardanelles and capturing Istanbul. Ill-conceived and planned, the initial effort by the Royal Navy failed to force passage through the Dardanelles by sea power alone. It was then realised that a land force was needed to support the project by suppressing the Turkish mobile artillery batteries. By the time all was ready the Turks were well aware and well prepared. Despite amazing heroics on the day of the landings only minor beachheads were achieved and over the succeeding 8 months little progress was made. Eventually the beachheads were evacuated in a series of successful ruses.
Despite Gallipoli rightly becoming a national source of pride to Australians and New Zealanders, far more British casualties were sustained, and these days the substantial French contribution is almost forgotten.
Officers Steward 1st Class, Aviation [School Pastsch?] (1913).
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||United Service No. 3124 E.C.||East Kent|
13th June 1913
Joined United Service Lodge from the NSW constitution on 13th June 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
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley