|Memorial .||Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial||Face 16.||Chennai|
Awards & Titles:
At present we have been unable to find any substantial information on this Brother beyond that offered by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Family :Son of Thomas and Jane Pelfrey; husband of Florence Eliza Pelfrey, of Holly Cottage, Waterford, Lymington, Hampshire. Buried in Chakrata Cemetery.
Unit : 1/7 Hampshire Regiment
Action : The Battle of Festubert
Festubert (15-25 May 1915) was really a continuation of the Battle of Aubers Ridge that had been called off on 10th May, and in places fought over the same ground with the same depressing outcome. Some minor tactical success was achieved but it did not justify the 16,000 casualties. It did however reinforce the lessons of Neuve Chapelle and Aubers Ridge and conditioned planning and thinking that evolved into the tactical planning of the Somme in 1916.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Powney No. 3099 E.C.||Hampshire & IOW|
18th November 1908
16th December 1908
17th February 1909
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
- Book : 1921 - Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918 - Oxford University Press
- Document : 1933 - Masonic Roll of Honour - Freemasons' Hall Vestibule - United Grand Lodge of England