|1. Memorial:||Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel||P. 133.|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.123|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||16B GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Son of James and Sarah Gledhill, of Southwark, London.
Education & Career :
Estate Agent, Southend-on Sea (1913).
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 24th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment|
2/24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's) Formed in Lambeth in August 1914. Record similar to 2/21st Bn until May 1918. By January 1915, in 2/6th London Brigade in 2/2nd London Division at Redhill. This formation was later retitled as 181st Brigade in 60th (2/2nd London) Division. Moved to St Albans in March 1915. Went on to Braintree (May 1915) and Sutton Veny (January 1916). June 1916 : landed at Le Havre. November 1916 : moved to Salonika. 2 July 1917 : moved to Egypt. May 1918 : left Division and moved to France, going via Taranto (30 June) and transferred on 15 July 1918 to 198th Brigade in 66th (2nd East Lancashire) Division. 11 September 1918 : transferred to 173rd Brigade in 58th (2/1st London) Division.
|Action : Palestine|
Palestine is a generic term to cover actions in the region now consisting of Sinai, Israel, Jordan, Syria and Aden and involved operations against the Turks. Once the security of the Suez Canal was assured in 1915 the focus shifted to the area now within the post 1967 borders of Israel. In 1917 there were three battles at Gaza, which enabled the capture of Jerusalem in December. In 1918 the campaign continued north into the Jordan Valley then towards Damascus. The Armistice with Turkey was signed on the 31st October 1918.
Chelmsford Chronicle 11 January 1918 - "Pt Alfred Verity Gledhill, a prominent Freemason, who joined the Essex Regiment and transferred to the London Regt., has been killed in action, aged 42. For some years he had lived with his mother at 27 Tyler's Avenue, Southend."
London Gazette ALFRED VERITY GLEDHILL, Deceased.
Pursuant to Statute 22 and 23 Victoria, cap. 35.NOTICE is hereby given, that all creditors and other persons having any claims against the estate of Alfred Verity Gledhill, late of Hope Villa, No. 27, Tylers-avenue, Southend-on-Sea, in the county of Essex, and of 120, Old Kent-road, in the county of London, Estate Agent, deceased (who died on the 27th day of December, 1917, and letters of administration to whose estate were granted by the Principal Probate Registry on the 29th August, 1918, to Joseph Ackroyd Gledhill and Eliza Coveney), are required to send particulars, in writing, of their claims to the undersigned, as Solicitors for the said Eliza Coveny, the surviving administratrix, on or before 17th ' March, 1924, after which date the said administratrix will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased amongst the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to the debts, claims and demands of which she shall then have had notice.—Dated this31st day of January, 1924.
HUGHES, HOOKER and CO., 26, Budge-row, London, E.G. 4, Solicitors for the said Eliza (198) Coveney, the surviving Administratrix.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Rose of Denmark No. 975 E.C.||London|
21st November 1913
20th February 1914
27th April 1914
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