|1. Memorial:||Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Flanders|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.135|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||8C GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Early Life :Born at Montreal, son of Felicie de Kalisz and the late Samuel Sheldon Stephens; husband of Elizabeth Stephens, also of Montreal, Quebec.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 42/Canadian Infantry (Quebec Rgt)|
|Action : Actions in Spring 1916|
Actions in Spring 1916 covers a number of non specific actions on the Western Front in the period February to the end of June 1916. Much of this period concerned the build up to the Battle of the Somme, particularly the acclimatisation of the Service Battalions (Kitchener Volunteers) to trench routine. As the Battle of the Somme occupied the plans for 1916 no significant efforts were made in other sectors. Many of the casualties could be considered 'routine'. During the period December to June 1916 5845 British soldiers died in 'minor trench operations'.
Appointed Lieutenant in the 42nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, June 7th, 1915. Served in France. Killed in action June 2nd, 1916, at the Battle of Sanctuary Wood.
See also: The Canadian Virtual War Memorial
See also: Canadian Great War Project
Laurence has no known grave and is therefore commemorated on the memorial at Ypres Panels 24-26 & 28-30.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Saint Paul's No. 374 E.C.||Montreal & Halifax|
8th May 1906
13th November 1906
11th December 1906
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