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Awards & Titles:
SIM Bueth Vernon, Captain, 4th Battalion Middlesex Regiment Proposed by his father W.Bro J.D.Stuart Sim. Seconded by Bro C.C.W.Troughton. Initiated 7th February 1911. Passed 2nd May 1911. Raised 7th November 1911. Died of wounds 7th May 1915. The Masonic Roll of Honour lists him as a Lieutenant.
Family :Son of James Duncan Stuart Sim and Frances Nora Prittie Sim.
22 April - 25 May 1915. On the 22nd April 1915 the Germans used poison gas at Ypres. This was the first 'official' use of gas and took the Allies by surprise. After initial success capitalising on the confusion and horror of this weapon, a heroic stand, initially by the Canadians and then supported by British and Indian Battalions, held the German advance. However it became clear that the Germans had achieved a tactical advantage and eventually the British were forced to retire to more a more defendable perimeter closer to Ypres. These positions were on the last ridges before Ypres and their loss would have resulted in the loss of the town and possibly open the Channel coast to German occupation with disastrous consequences for the re-supply of the BEF.
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|Mother :||Old Cheltonian No. 3223 E.C.||London|
7th February 1911
2nd May 1911
7th November 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
- 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