1. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.117
2. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour2C GQS

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Early Life :

Married Ness Taylor and had 4 children: Jessie, Alfred Ernest, James Taylor and Elsie Isabella. He resided at 58 Colchester Terrace Sunderland and was 42 when he was initiated into freemasonry.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: Not Yet Known 


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.

Detail :

Probate record shows: BORDER, James Adie of 17 Mount Road, Sunderland, died on or since 9 February 1916 at sea. Probate Durham, 28 July to Ness Border, widow. Effects £647 14s. 10d.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : St John's No. 80 E.C.Durham

19th May 1908
1st October 1909
29th April 1911

The records of the lodge at United Grand Lodge show recorded "Lost at Sea 15 February 1914", which is erroneous as it shows dues paid to 1915 and the entry perhaps relating to 1916. Probate confirms this.

The Lodge Summons for 19th April 1921 gives the following detail: In Fraternal Remembrance of our Glorious Dead: Bro. J.A. Border, Chief Engineer, Perished through enemy action about 15th February 1916.

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