1. Memorial:Sanders Keep Military CemeteryI. A. 10. Graincourt-Les-Havrincourt
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.128
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour53B GQS

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Family :

Husband of Maud Lawrance, of 105, Cecil Rd., Rochester, Kent.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 76th Field Co. (Guards Div.) RE 

Action : The Battles of the Hindenburg Line and associated actions 

12 September - 12 October 1918. As the momentum of the British advance continued it was clear that the Hindenburg Line defences offered the greatest threat to further advances. It was highly likely that the magnificently engineered defence system would re-establish the status quo of static trench warfare. However a series of magnificent actions at Havrincourt and Epehy paved the way for dramatic crossings of the Canal du Nord and the St Quentin Canal by early October. Both canals had been integrated into the Hindenburg Line system and their capture effectively broke the defensive capability of the system. Soon afterwards the British were attacking at Cambrai (again) and then by mid October were pursuing the Germans to the River Selle.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Homestreu No. 3277 E.C.Sussex

13th December 1913
7th January 1914

At the time of his initiation in 1913 he is recorded as a Sergeant R.E., so his career was military before the war began. He is aged 31 and resident at Seaford. He did not progress, it would seem, beyond Fellowcraft's degree. There are 3 years of war service recorded between 1916 and 1918. The final note against his contribution record is "Killed in Action 27.9.18"

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