|1. Memorial:||Maintenon Communal Cemetery||Military Row South boundary.|
|2. Website:||Household Brigade Lodge No. 2614.|
|3. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.135|
|4. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||42A GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Education & Career :
Stephen went to Eton.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards|
2nd Battalion August 1914 : in Chelsea. Part of 4th (Guards) Brigade, 2nd Division. 20 August 1915 : transferred to 1st Guards Brigade, Guards Division.
|Action : The Battle of the Marne 1914|
7 - 10 September 1914. The pivotal moment of the Great War that reversed the German advance. The BEF had been in constant retreat since its initial encounter with the Germans at Mons on 23rd August 1914, usually marching over 20 miles each day. Eventually it became clear that the German pursuit was losing focus as it struggled to maintain momentum and an opportunity was spotted (with the help of the innovative use of aircraft) to hit the German flank as it passed by Paris. The shock of the attack by the French 6th Army coupled with the stand on the River Marne, created the conditions for self doubt in the German High Command and the order to disengage and retreat was given.
CAPTAIN DOUGLAS CLINTON LESLIE STEPHEN, 2nd BATTN. GRENADIER GUARDS, Died of wounds received in action on the 10th September, 1914 at the Battle of the Marne. He was born on the 7th February 1877 and in May 1900 received his commission from the Militia, with which he had served for four months. He took part in the South African War, being present at operations in the Orange River Colony. Cape Colony, and Transvaal, including the actions at Wittebergen. He received the Queen's medal with three clasps and the King's medal with two clasps. He was promoted Lieutenant in November 1903, and Captain in June 1908. From April 1908, to March, 1909, he was employed with the Macedonian Gendarmerie, and from December 1909 to January 1911, was A.D.C. to the General Officer Commanding London District. His time in Macedonia reflects the acceptance by the Great Powers of the importance of the small Balkan Kingdom in maintaining some balance to the ambitions of Serbia which were to be exhibited in the Balkan War of 1912-13 and the events surrounding the outbreak of the Great War in 1914. Just as in Vietnam in the 60's and a host of emerging problem nations since then, the placement of 'advisors' was just as relevant in the early 20th Century.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Household Brigade No. 2614 E.C.||London|
30th January 1911
27th February 1911
24th April 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