|1. Memorial:||Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery||III. E. 7.|
|2. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||44C GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Son of Samuel Moore Segar and Kate Segar; husband of Beatrice May Segar, of 605, Upper Richmond Rd., Richmond, Surrey.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 5th London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade)|
1/5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade) August 1914 : at 130 Bunhill Row. Part of 2nd London Brigade, 1st London Division. Moved on mobilisation to Bisley, going on in September to Crowborough. 5 November 1914 : left the Division and landed at Le Havre. 17 November 1914 : came under command of 11th Brigade in 4th Division. 19 May 1915 : transferred to GHQ Troops and formed a composite unit with 1/12th and 1/13th Bns. Resumed identity 11 August. 25 October 1915 : transferred to 8th Brigade in 3rd Division. 10 February 1916 : transferred to 169th Brigade in 56th (London) Division.
|Action : The First Battles of the Somme 1918 and associated actions|
21 March - 4 July 1918. The Battles of the Somme in 1918 were mostly concerned with stemming the German advance which started in March 1918 and which made considerable gains in the Somme/Arras sector. Utilising surplus troops which had become available following the surrender of Russia after the October Revolution, the Germans gambled on a massive campaign that could win the war in the west before the USA could bring its resources to bear. Initial gains were in places spectacular but eventually dogged resistance coupled with supply problems and sheer exhaustion closed down the battle. Other attacks were launched along the front to probe the Allied defences but the same pattern of initial gains followed by stalemate prevailed. British casualties were almost 345,000.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Royal Warrant Holders No. 2789 E.C.||London|
7th December 1910
13th January 1911
9th February 1911
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