|1. Memorial:||St. Pierre Cemetery||I. C. 3. Amiens|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.127|
Awards & Titles:
|Military Medal |
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit :||80th Field Company|
|Action :||The First Battles of the Somme 1918 and associated actions|
21 March - 4 July 1918. The Battles of the Somme in 1918 were mostly concerned with stemming the German advance which started in March 1918 and which made considerable gains in the Somme/Arras sector. Utilising surplus troops which had become available following the surrender of Russia after the October Revolution, the Germans gambled on a massive campaign that could win the war in the west before the USA could bring its resources to bear. Initial gains were in places spectacular but eventually dogged resistance coupled with supply problems and sheer exhaustion closed down the battle. Other attacks were launched along the front to probe the Allied defences but the same pattern of initial gains followed by stalemate prevailed. British casualties were almost 345,000.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Lewis No. 872 E.C.||Cumberland & Westmoreland|
17th March 1913
21st April 1913
19th May 1913
26 year old Plumber from Whitehaven in 1913 at the time of his initiation. Took office of Asst Director of Ceremonies, but could be unlikely that he went through the chair. His war service is recorded across 1917-18 followed by "Killed in Action 1918," in the 1919 column.
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