|1. Grave:||Sains-Les-Marquion British Cemetery||I.E.1|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.126|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||5C GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Early Life :25th July 1892 Son of Arthur James and Janet Louisa Hughesdon, of 110, Stapleton Hall Rd., Stroud Green, London; husband of Olive Fenton Hughesdon, of Ottawa, Westbury Rd., Woodside Park, London. Marriage 11/03/1911 St Mary, Finchley England.
Known as Hughie.
Education & Career :
He was educated at Tollington Schools.
Ship Broker (1910).
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 59th Brigade RFA|
|Action : The Battles of the Hindenburg Line and associated actions|
12 September - 12 October 1918. As the momentum of the British advance continued it was clear that the Hindenburg Line defences offered the greatest threat to further advances. It was highly likely that the magnificently engineered defence system would re-establish the status quo of static trench warfare. However a series of magnificent actions at Havrincourt and Epehy paved the way for dramatic crossings of the Canal du Nord and the St Quentin Canal by early October. Both canals had been integrated into the Hindenburg Line system and their capture effectively broke the defensive capability of the system. Soon afterwards the British were attacking at Cambrai (again) and then by mid October were pursuing the Germans to the River Selle.
See 58FAB.com. "Arthur Hamilton Hughesdon was born in 1886 at 9 Connaught Road, Stroud Green, Hornsey. He was granted the Freedom of the City of London on 3 Nov 1908 because his father, Arthur James Hughesdon, was a member of the Company of Haberdashers, He was initiated into the Freemasons’ United Strength Lodge on 8 Nov 1910. He married Olive Fenton Ward on 11 Mar 1911. Later that year, he was working as a ship broker and living at “Ottawa”, Westbury Road, North Finchley, London, with his new wife. He enlisted as a Private in the 28th London Regt – the Artist’s Rifles – with service number 3184. He was commissioned into the Special Reserve of Officers as a 2/Lt on probation in the RFA from an Officers Cadet Unit on 2 Dec 1916. He arrived in France on 30 Jan 1917. He served in 11 Division Ammunition Column and was posted to A/58 on 22 Apr 1917. A few weeks later, he was posted to 59 Bde on 25 Jun 1917. He was promoted to Lt on 2 Jun 1918 but was killed in action on 27 Sep 1918, aged 32. He is buried in Sains-les-Marquion British Cemetery, France. "
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Lodge of United Strength No. 228 E.C.||London|
8th November 1910
13th December 1910
14th February 1911
Recorded with four years of war service before being "Killed in Action Sept 1918"
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