1. Memorial:Cambrai MemorialPanel 11 and 12. Louverval
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.129
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour61A GQS

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Family :

Son of Michael Christopher and Martha Jane McNally, of Westminster; husband of Isobel Helen McNally, of 50, Vincent Square, Westminster, London.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 14th Battalion London Regiment (London Scottish) 

1/14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish) August 1914 : at 59 Buckingham Gate. Part of 4th London Brigade, 2nd London Division. Moved on mobilisation to Abbotts Langley. 16 September 1914 : left the Division and landed at Le Havre. Was engaged at Messines on 31 October 1914 under command of Cavalry Corps. 7 November 1914 : came under command of 1st Brigade in 1st Division. 8 February 1916 : transferred to 168th Brigade in 56th (London) Division.

Action : The Cambrai Operations and associated actions  

20 November - 30 December 1917. As the Battle of Third Ypres closed down the opportunity presented itself for a short but rapid attack on the German positions near Cambrai. Drawing on the considerable lessons learnt at Ypres the battle plan concentrated on better ground the combined resources of infantry, artillery, tanks and air support in what was in part a blueprint for the combined operations that are now a normal part of military thinking and planning. It was at first spectacularly successful but again the German ability to reorganise and counter attack was demonstrated to such an extent that by the end of the battle virtually all gains were lost. British casualties were about 45,000.

Served with British Red Cross Society from outbreak of War until April, 1917.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : City of London Red Cross No. 3781 E.C.London

8th March 1917
8th April 1917
23rd May 1917

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