Memorial .Hancourt British CemeteryB. 12.

Awards & Titles:

Distinguished Service Order

At present we have been unable to find any substantial information on this Brother beyond that offered by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Family :

  Son of Emily Frances Stone, of 21, Vanbrugh Park, Blackheath, London, and the late Edward Stone.

Military :

Unit :  16th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers 

Action : The Battles of the Hindenburg Line and associated actions 

12 September - 12 October 1918. As the momentum of the British advance continued it was clear that the Hindenburg Line defences offered the greatest threat to further advances. It was highly likely that the magnificently engineered defence system would re-establish the status quo of static trench warfare. However a series of magnificent actions at Havrincourt and Epehy paved the way for dramatic crossings of the Canal du Nord and the St Quentin Canal by early October. Both canals had been integrated into the Hindenburg Line system and their capture effectively broke the defensive capability of the system. Soon afterwards the British were attacking at Cambrai (again) and then by mid October were pursuing the Germans to the River Selle.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Isaac Newton University No. 859 E.C.Cambridgeshire
Joined : Old Cliftonian No. 3340 E.C. London

6th February 1900
6th March 1900
24th April 1900

Initiated into the Isaac Newton University Lodge No. 859 in 1900. Became a petitioning and founder member of the Old Cliftonian Lodge, consecrated on 5th November 1908.

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