Commemorated:

Memorial .Locre Hospice CemeteryI.B.23
    

Awards & Titles:

 

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

Family :

  Husband of Elizabeth Suckling of 40 Nairn St Poplar London

Military :

Unit :  37 Division HQ Company 

Action : The Battles of Ypres 1917 (Third Ypres, or Passchendaele) 


31 July - 10 November 1917. By the summer of 1917 the British Army was able for the first time to fight on its chosen ground on its terms. Having secured the southern ridges of Ypres at Messines in June, the main attack started on 31st July 1917 accompanied by what seemed like incessant heavy rain, which coupled with the artillery barrages conspired to turn much of the battlefield into a bog. Initial failure prompted changes in the high command and a strategy evolved to take the ring of ridges running across the Ypres salient in a series of 'bite and hold' operations, finally culminating in the capture of the most easterly ridge on which sat the infamous village of Passchendaele. The Official History carries the footnote ?The clerk power to investigate the exact losses was not available? but estimates of British casualties range from the official figure of 244,000 to almost 400,000. Within five months the Germans pushed the British back to the starting line, which was where they had been since May 1915.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : St Bede No. 1119 E.C.Durham

Initiated
Passed
Raised
26th February 1906
12th December 1906
27th February 1907
 

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