|Memorial .||Arras Memorial||Bay 1|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Son of the Rev. Alfred Hemsted and Mary Hemsted, of Preston Capes Rectory, Rugby.
Education & Career :A Tea Planter in Ceylon (1913).
http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=127274 Hemstead,John; late of Allakolla, Madulkelle; 2nd-Lt. R.F.A.; Prisoner of war; Died in Germany This looks odd given the ARRAS Memorial commemoration?
9 April - 16 June 1917. The Arras Offensive consisted of a series of linked attacks starting with the Anglo Canadian assault on the dominant Vimy Ridge feature through the battles in the Scarpe River valley and up to the assaults on the Hindenburg line in the summer of 1917.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||St John's Lodge of Colombo No. 454 E.C.||Sri Lanka|
20th December 1913
17th January 1914
23rd March 1914
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- 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