1. Memorial:Pink Farm Cemetery, HellesIII. C. 1.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.129

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Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 5th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers 

1/5th Battalion August 1914 : in Kilmarnock. Part of South Scottish Brigade, Lowland Division. Moved in August 1914 to Stirling. May 1915 : formation became 155th Brigade, 52nd (Lowland) Division. Sailed from Liverpool on 21 May 1915, going via Mudros to Gallipoli, where the battalion disembarked on 7 June 1915. Moved to France with the Division in April 1918.

Action : Gallipoli 

The Gallipoli Campaign was fought on the Gallipoli peninsula 25th April 1915 to 9th January 1916. in a failed attempt to defeat Turkey by seizing the Dardanelles and capturing Istanbul. Ill-conceived and planned, the initial effort by the Royal Navy failed to force passage through the Dardanelles by sea power alone. It was then realised that a land force was needed to support the project by suppressing the Turkish mobile artillery batteries. By the time all was ready the Turks were well aware and well prepared. Despite amazing heroics on the day of the landings only minor beachheads were achieved and over the succeeding 8 months little progress was made. Eventually the beachheads were evacuated in a series of successful ruses.

Despite Gallipoli rightly becoming a national source of pride to Australians and New Zealanders, far more British casualties were sustained, and these days the substantial French contribution is almost forgotten.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : A Scottish Lodge No. 0 S.C.Scottish Constitution
Joined : Triune Brotherhood No. 2121 E.C. East Punjab
Joined : Excelsior Lodge No. 2832 E.C. East Punjab
Joined : Prince Albert Victor No. 2370 E.C. Pakistan
Joined : Derajat No. 3206 E.C. London
Joined : Cabul River No. 3225 E.C. Pakistan
Joined : Army and Navy No. 2738 E.C. London

15th July 1896

Joined Lodge Triune Brotherhood Lodge No. 2121 on 15th July 1896 from Lodge No. 439 Scottish Constitution
Joined Excelsior Lodge No. 2832 at Dagshai, Punjab on 27th December 1900
Joined Prince Albert Victor Lodge No. 2370 on 25th November 1905
Petitioner and Founder member of Derajat Lodge No. 3206 at Dera Ismail Khan, Punjab on 12th March 1907
Joined Cabul River Lodge No. 3225 at Nowshera India on 18th March 1911
Joined Army and Navy Lodge No. 2738 on 9th March 1914. Junior Warden of Lodge Triune Brotherhood in 1900. Past Master, Past District Grand Standard Bearer

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