1. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.130
2. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour45B GQS

Awards & Titles:


Early Life :

Son of James and Louisa Mourant, of Guernsey, Channel Islands. Husband of Alice Maud Mourant, of 12, Claremont Rd., Teddington, Middx. According to Channel Islands and the Great War he was "The first Channel Islander to become a freeman of the City of London since Admiral Saumarez in 1800."

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 9th London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 

1/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles) August 1914 : at 56 Davies Street. Part of 3rd London Brigade, 1st London Division. Moved on mobilisation to Bullswater, going on in September to Crowborough. 5 November 1914 : left Division and landed at Le Havre. 27 November 1914 : came under command of 13th Brigade in 5th Division. 10 February 1916 : transferred to 169th Brigade in 56th (London) Division. 1 February 1918 : transferred to 175th Brigade in 58th (2/1st London) Division, absorbed the disbanded 2/9th Bn and renamed 9th Bn.

Action : France & Flanders 

France & Flanders covers all the dates and corresponding locations which are outside the official battle nomenclature dates on the Western Front. Therefore the actions in which these men died could be considered 'normal' trench duty - the daily attrition losses which were an everyday fact of duty on the Western Front.

Detail :

2355 Lance Corporal Roland Mourant 9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victorias Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in Action 1st January, 1915. Served with Channel Island Volunteers in the South African Campaign.

He was deployed to France 4th November, 1914.

Probate MOURANT Roland Walter Blundell of 72 Abinger-road Bedford Park Middlesex died 1 January 1915 in Belgium killed in action Probate London 11 March to Alice Maud Mourant widow. Effects £1658 2s. 10d.

For his service in the Great War he was awarded the 1914 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Horistic No. 2822 E.C.London

15th February 1913
8th April 1913
9th May 1913

Listed as a 38 year old Commercial Traveller at the time of initiation in 1913. War service is recorded, the contribution record closed out by the annotation "Killed in Action Jan 1915."

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