|1. Memorial:||Lancashire Landing Cemetery||L. 72.|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.132|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||50D GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Pitt, of 10, Spurgeon Score, High St., Lowestoft.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: HMS Raglan|
|Action : Naval Campaign|
Naval Campaign is defined as to include all sea operations where attrition rates are in ones and twos and which do not fall within specific naval battles such as Jutland, Coronel, Falklands etc. This includes Merchant Navy losses.
HMS Raglan sailed for the Dardanelles in June 1915. She remained in the Eastern Mediterranean, based at Imbros. On 20 January 1918, while the battleships HMS Agamemnon and HMS Lord Nelson were absent, Raglan and other members of the Detached Squadron of the Aegean Squadron were attacked by the Turkish battlecruiser Yavuz Sultan Selim (formerly SMS Goeben), the cruiser Midilli (formerly the SMS Breslau) and four destroyers. HMS Raglan was sunk with the loss of 127 lives. The monitor HMS M28 was also sunk in the same battle. Midilli and Yavuz Sultan Selim ran into a minefield; Midilli sank and Yavuz Sultan Selim was badly damaged.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||United Service No. 3124 E.C.||East Kent|
11th June 1915
9th July 1915
At the time of his initiation in 1915 he was listed as a 23 year old Petty Officer, Royal Navy and aboard HMS Astern. He advanced no further than that of Fellowcraft. War service is recorded for 1918 in the contribution register which is closed out "Lost in HMS Raglan Jan 1918."
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