|1. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.136|
|2. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||42B GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Early Life :Captain Sidney Goodwin STROMQUIST.
The Lincolnshire Regiment.
Born 1878 in Lambeth.
Family :Born 1 Jan 1879
Lambeth (Parish of St James the ApostleLambeth)
Parents: John Stromqvist and Harriett Emma Jane Stromqvist
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: Not Yet Known|
|Action : The Battle of Loos and associated actions|
"The Battle of Loos (25 September to 18 October 1915) was the major battle on the Western Front in 1915, surpassing in every respect all that had gone before in terms of numbers of men and materiel committed to battle. The preliminary bombardment was the most violent to date and the battle was charaterised by the committment of Regular and Territorial battalions on a large scale, in which the Territorials performed just as well as the Regulars. As the battles on the Western Front in 1915 increased in size and violence, so the casualties increased in proportion: Neuve Chapelle 12,000, Aubers Ridge/Festubert 29,000 , Loos 60,000. 1916 was to take the casualty cost to another level. Loos was intended as a minor role in support of French efforts around Arras but circumstances reduced the French effort. It marked the first use of poison gas by the British. Once the initial assualt had failed the battle continued in a series of actions mostly focused on the northern sector around the tactically important Hohenzollern Redoubt."
Captain Stromquist was OC of C Company 8th Lincolns at Loos. He was KIA at Chalk Pit with 8th Somerset Light Infantry.
WD of 8 Lincolns (WO 95/2158) is a typed report "Notes on 8th (S) Battn Lincolnshire Regiment by Captain S Brown". It names the Officers of the Bn in February 1915 including Capt S Stronguist O.C. C Company.
Page 2 of the report names the Officer casualties at Loos and includes his name. He is also named in Simpson's Official History (p 116).
A typed report on Operations 25th/27th September by Major Howard. Page 2 describes the action at the Chalk Pit and states "Captain Stromquist of the 8th Lincolns who had joined me earlier saying he could not find his Company was killed at about 11 a m.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Guardian No. 2625 E.C.||London|
19th February 1912
15th April 1912
17th June 1912
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