|1. Memorial:||Gosport (Ann'S Hill) Cemetery||30. 23006.|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.126|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||52C GQS|
Awards & Titles:
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 41 Squadron|
|Action : Accident|
Accidents were a minor factor in the casualty list. Our definition is deaths resulting from activities that were not directly associated with 'active service'. We have excluded Naval Accidents which are seperately identified because of their numbers and impact. Many accidents involved the aviators, operating at the the limits of technology.
David Barnes: Henry JACK was accidentally killed whilst flying in a Henri Farman F20 7445.
He was commissioned in Highland Light Infantry as a 2/Lieutenant in December 1915.
An article appears in the Western Mail on the 26th June 1925 relating to the memory of the incident: "[...]There are two brass tablets in the church, one tot he memory of Lieut. Henry Cluade Jack, Royal Flying Corps, the only son of managing director, who after a short career of great promise, was killed at the age of 22 by the fall of an aeroplane at Gosport on September 1, 1916 [...]"
See also RAF Story Vault where it more explicitly " Accidentally Killed 1 September 1916 when aeroplane nose-dived, burst into flames and crashed."
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Portal No. 3237 E.C.||London|
|Joined :||Bon Accord No. 3750 E.C.||London|
28th November 1914
23rd January 1915
27th February 1915
Henry was a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers resident at 357 Clapham Road when he was initiated in November 1914. Aged 22, he was a young officer and a young Freemason. His war service is recorded, which is short lived with the note "Accidentally killed 1 ?? 1916." He also joined Bon Accord Lodge No. 3750 on 15th September 1915, as the first joining member of a newly consecrated Lodge, the Worshipful Master of whom was Henry Joseph Jack. He is listed against Bon Accord as being a Lieutenant in the H.L.I, Highland Light Infantry. The record again shows him "Accidentally killed Sept' 1916."
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