1. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.128
2. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour20C GQS

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Early Life :

Born, 1888 at Bramber, Steyning, Sussex. The evidence suggests that John was a war survivor, him appearing in several documents including the 1939 census when living at 21 Southampton Road as a retired Schoolmaster, and as an Air Raid Warden (WW2).

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 1/Hampshire Regiment 

1st Battalion August 1914 : in Colchester. Part of 11th Brigade in 4th Division. Moved to Harrow but landed at Le Havre on 23 August 1914.

Action : War Survivor 

Although many perished in times of national conflict and in the service of their country, many more survived including those interned as Prisoners of War. Stories of those who did survive are included as part of this site, especially those with high gallantry awards, those included against an external rolls of honour and those who had a distinguished career in wartime and military leaderhip.

Detail :

A medal index card exists for John Christopher Scrimg[euare] LAW of the Hampshire Regiment. He was noted as Lieutenant and then Captain, under which rank he received an Officers Victory and British War Medal. It shows entry into France on the 21st May 1916. Importantly there is also no date of death noted. The card has two addresses associated with the medal application, both in S.W.19, London. 12, Midmoor Road, Wimbledon and also King's College School, Wimbledon.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Apollo No. 301 E.C.Warwickshire
Joined : Tregenna No. 1272 E.C. Cornwall

1st January 1913
19th February 1913
23rd April 1913

Joined Treganna Lodge No. 1272 on the 9th March 1914 aged 25, from Lodge 301. He is recorded as an Author, from St. Ives. The annotation against his contribution record shows that he is "Killed in Action", in the 1916 column.

Lodge 301 is Apollo Lodge, Alcester, Warwickshire. He is recorded here as a School Master from Hanley in Arden at the time of his initiation in 1913. His war service is recorded immediately followed by an annotation of "Excluded 175" in the 1918 column. The connection to Cornwall and Treganna Lodge is undisputable, so it is most likely moved to Cornwall from Warwickshire and continued to pay his subs until 1916. A further two years after no subs paid makes his exclusion from Apollo a very likely scenario.

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