|1. Memorial:||Sanders Keep Military Cemetery||I. A. 10. Graincourt-Les-Havrincourt|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.128|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||53B GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Husband of Maud Lawrance, of 105, Cecil Rd., Rochester, Kent.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|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.
|Type||Lodge 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"
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
Website : Sussex People - Masonic Roll