|1. Grave:||Warlencourt British Cemetery||VII. H. 1.|
|2. Book:||The Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918|
Awards & Titles:
|British War Medal |
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit :||4th Battalion Dorset Regiment|
|Action :||The First Battles of the Somme 1918 and associated actions|
Probate "KING Reginald Graham of 5 Thurlow Park-road West Dulwich Surrey lieutenant Dorsetshire regiment died 25 March 1918 in France on active service Probate London 5 October to Hewson Graham King accountant and Emma King spinster Effects £3320 7s."
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 :||St Andrew's No. 231 E.C.||London|
24th February 1915
15th May 1915
27th October 1915
Gentleman at Dulwich, when recorded as an initiate of the St. Andrews Lodge No. 231.
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
Document : 1933 - Masonic Roll of Honour - Freemasons' Hall Vestibule - United Grand Lodge of England Researcher : Bruce Littley