|1. Memorial:||Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery||F 4A|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.135|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||32B GQS|
Awards & Titles:
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: HMS Hampshire|
Class and type: Devonshire-class armoured cruiser Displacement: 10,850 tons Length: 473.5 ft (144.3 m) Beam: 68.5 ft (20.9 m) Draught: 24 ft (7.3 m) Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h) Complement: 655 officers and men Armament: 4 x BL 7.5-inch (190.5 mm) Mk I guns 6 x BL 6-inch (152.4 mm) Mk VII guns 2 x 12pdr (5 kg shell) guns 18 x 3pdr (1.4 kg shell) guns 2 x 18 in (457 mm) TT
|Action : HMS Hampshire, Sinking of|
On Monday 5th June 1916, about 1 to 2 miles off Marwick Head in Orkney, by 7.50 pm, H.M.S. Hampshire struck a German mine and sank. According to an official MOD site the ships full compliment at the time of sailing was 655 men plus 7 passengers who were Lord Kitchener and his staff. The real number is described by Kitchener Hampshire website at 737. The bodies of over 100 officers and men were recovered from the sea and were interred into one common grave where they now lay to rest at the Lyness Cemetery, Hoy, Orkney. That is with the exception of Lieutenant MacPherson and Colonel Fitzgerald. Lieutenant MacPherson was was onboard the Hampshire in his capacity as a Russian translator and was buried in a separate gave in Lyness Cemetery. The body of Colonel Fitzgerald was taken to Inverness and then transferred to London for burial at the Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery in Sussex. The body of Lord Kitchener was never recovered from the sea and only 12 men survived the sinking of the HMS Hampshire.
See also: HMS Hampshire.
See also: Kitchener Hampshire.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||St. George's No. 1958 E.C.||Unknown|
12th June 1907
15th July 1907
14th August 1907
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