|1. Grave:||Dickebusch Old Military Cemetery||B.16|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.129|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||9B GQS|
Awards & Titles:
|1914-15 Star |
British War Medal
Family :Son of Thomas William McNab, of 65, Lande Rd., Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 3rd Battalion The King's Royal Rifle Corps|
|Action : Winter Operations 1914-1915|
23 November 1914 - 6 February 1915. As the armies of 1914 fought themselves to exhaustion they settled down by the end of the year to the realities of static trench warfare. During the winter, activity was mostly comprised of a series of small scale raids and attempts by the BEF to gain superiority over the battlefront. At the same time increasing numbers of Territorial battalions and replacements for the Regular battalions came into theatre and had to be trained and acclimatised to trench occupation. This period was further noted for the severity of the weather and the need to rapidly source and equip the troops with adequate winter and waterproof equipment, whilst improving the trench conditions. Miserable times.
3186 Sergeant Thomas Alfred McNab, 3rd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. He died of wounds in France and Flanders on 1 February 1915.
For his service in the Great War and in addition to the memorial plaque (death penny) he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. These all were put up for auction by Dix, Noonan & Webb auctioneers on the 15th December, 2000 est. £50-£70 and sold for £120.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Hope No. 413 E.C.||Bengal|
7th March 1914
4th April 1914
2nd May 1914
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