|Memorial .||Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial||Panel 34||Flanders|
Awards & Titles:
War Diary In Trenches at Potijze 24/5/15 Aboit 3am the whole line held by the battalion was heavily gassed and the right rear near the railway was attacked. C Coy on the right with 2 companies of 8/Middlesex retired and no trace of the Coy has yet been found (31/5/1915). ORs killed 5, Wounded 19, Missing 157, suffering from gas poisoning 24.
Family :Son of Francis and Florence Jollie, of 49, Rouge Bouillon, Jersey, Channel Islands.
Unit : 2/East Surrey Regiment
22 April - 25 May 1915. On the 22nd April 1915 the Germans used poison gas at Ypres. This was the first 'official' use of gas and took the Allies by surprise. After initial success capitalising on the confusion and horror of this weapon, a heroic stand, initially by the Canadians and then supported by British and Indian Battalions, held the German advance. However it became clear that the Germans had achieved a tactical advantage and eventually the British were forced to retire to more a more defendable perimeter closer to Ypres. These positions were on the last ridges before Ypres and their loss would have resulted in the loss of the town and possibly open the Channel coast to German occupation with disastrous consequences for the re-supply of the BEF.
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|Mother :||Fidelity No. 2061 E.C.||Bengal|
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
- Book : 1921 - Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918 - Oxford University Press
- Document : 1933 - Masonic Roll of Honour - Freemasons' Hall Vestibule - United Grand Lodge of England