|1. Memorial:||Thiepval Memorial, Picardie|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.116|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||13A GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Early Life :Son of Daniel and Margaret Bevan, of Hendie Road Talywern, Llangennech, Carmarthenshire.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 1st Battalion Honourable Artillery Company|
1/1st Battalion August 1914 : in Finsbury, London. Attached as Army Troops to 1st London Division. 12 September 1914 : moved to Belhus Park. 20 September 1914 : landed at St. Nazaire and placed onto Lines of Communication. 10 November 1914 : transferred to 8th Brigade in 3rd Division. 9 December 1914 : transferred to 7th Brigade in same Division. 14 October 1915 : transferred to GHQ Troops. 9 July 1916 : transferred to 190th Brigade in 63rd (Royal Naval) Division. 29 June 1917 : transferred to GHQ Troops. 26 September 1918 : transferred to 4th Guards Brigade, which at this time was in Cavalary Corps. 25 October 1918 : transferred to GHQ Troops
|Action : The Battles of the Somme 1916|
The Battle of the Somme 1st July - 18th November 1916 is inevitably characterised by the appalling casualties (60,000) on the first day, July 1st 1916. Having failed to break through the German lines in force, and also failed to maximise opportunities where success was achieved, the battle became a series of attritional assaults on well defended defence in depth. The battle continued officially until 18th November 1916 costing almost 500,000 British casualties. German casualties were about the same, and French about 200,000. The Somme could not be counted a success in terms of ground gained or the cost, but it had a strategic impact as it marked the start of the decline of the German Army. Never again would it be as effective whilst the British Army, learning from its experience eventually grew stronger to become a war winning army. The German High Command recognised that it could never again fight another Somme, a view that advanced the decision to invoke unrestricted submarine warfare in an attempt to starve Britain of food and material, and in doing so accelerated the United States declaration of war thus guaranteeing the eventual outcome. 287 Brethren were killed on the Somme in 1916.
Probate record: BEVAN, Harding Thomas of Talywern, Llangennech, Camarthenshire. Private, 1st Battalion H.A.C. died 15th November 1916 in France on active service. Administration (with will) London 12th June to Daniel Bevan, Foreman. Effects £224 1s 6d.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Prince of Wales No. 671 E.C.||West Wales|
8th February 1915
8th March 1915
14th June 1915
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