|1. Memorial:||Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension||IV. U. 6.|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.130|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||29C GQS|
Awards & Titles:
|Military Cross |
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 119th Battery 27th Brigade RFA|
|Action : The Second Battles of the Somme 1918|
21 August - 3 September 1918. Following the success at Amiens which Ludendorf described as "the black day for the German army" the conditions were right for the advance to be continued over the old Somme battlefield. Astonishingly the battlefield was crossed in 10 days, compared with the four months of the first battle. The Germans were pushed back towards the Hindenburg Line defences.
Probate: MORETON Edgar of the Mumbles Swansea major R.F.A. died 25 August 1918 Administration (with Will) London 16 April to Lillian Valerie Moreton widow. Effects £865 9s. 3d.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Southern Cross No. 1778 E.C.||Natal|
6th August 1914
5th September 1914
3rd October 1914
Listed as a Sergeant in the South African Police in 1914 at the time of his initiation into Southern Cross Lodge at Harrismith. He was 33 at the time. No explicit war service is noted, but the final comment states he was "Killed in Action 25.8.18."
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