1. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.135
2. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour50B GQS

Awards & Titles:

Companion of The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael & St. George
Commander of The Royal Victorian Order

Early Life :

With grateful thanks to the extensive research of David Earley. For full detail see:

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: Not Yet Known 


Action : Natural Causes 

Natural causes is attributed those deaths due to causes that were not directly associated with the war. Included in this are wartime deaths resulting from, for example, theSpanish Influenza pandemic and its associated pneumonia problems and other attributions such as age and exhaustion. It also groups those who through Post Traumatic Stress committed suicide as a result of their experiences.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Powney No. 3099 E.C.Hampshire & IOW

15th February 1912
16th May 1912
18th July 1912

On 15 February 1912, aged 64, John was initiated into Powney Lodge No 3099, at the Masonic Hall at Ashley Road, Lymington, alongside 36-year old clerk, Theodore Charles.

Following his initiation, Bro. Stacpole presented to the lodge a gavel made from stone quarried from King Solomon's Mines in Palestine together with a stone from the same quarries engraved with a square and compasses. These are still in the possession of the Lodge.

John was passed to the second degree on 16 May, and raised to the degree of a Master Mason on 18 July 1912.

Source :

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