1. Memorial:Vlamertinghe Military CemeteryII.A.9
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.117
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour30B GQS

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Family :

Son of Thomas and Maria Bowes-Wilson of Enterpen Hall, Hutton Rudby, Middlesbrough

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment 

1/4th Battalion August 1914 : in Northallerton. Part of York & Durham Brigade, Northumbrian Division. 18 April 1915 : landed at Boulogne. 14 May 1915 : formation became 150th Brigade, 50th (Northumbrian) Division. 16 July 1918 : reduced to cadre strength and moved to Lines of Communication. 16 August 1918 : transferred to 116th Brigade, 39th Division. 6 November 1918 : demobilised.

Action : Other actions in Spring 1915 

The official dates cover the period from 15th June 1915 to 8th August 1915. This is the period on the Western Front following the piecemeal engagements North of the La Bassee canal at Aubers Ridge, Festubert & Givenchy but before the Battle of Loos, the largest Western Front battle of 1915.

Captain George BOWES-WILSON was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1877. He was educated at Clifton College and New College Oxford following which he entered the legal profession in Middlesbrough. He was a town councillor and a pre war Territorial soldier with the 4th Battalion. His brother, Lt Col John Bowes-Wilson (also a freemason), was killed in 1917 whilst serving with the West Riding regiment. They are recorded as both attending Ferrum Lodge No 1848 in October 1914 with brother officers from the 1/4 Battalion also in attendance. George is remembered on the War Memorial in Albert Park, Middlesbrough and on a memorial tablet in the Cleveland Club. The History of Ferrum Lodge describes his death near Ypres: He sailed with the battalion to France landing at Boulogne on April 18th 1915. They were soon into the bitter fighting of the Second Battle of Ypres around the village of St Julien. (Note this was in support of the defence of Ypres following the German gas attack on 22nd April). He was commended for his work in late May when the battalion came under heavy gas attack on the Menin Road at Hooge. Although in a terrible state he did not go to hospital. He was killed a few weeks later by a German sniper in Sanctuary Wood. The gas attack at Hooge was on May 24th. Sources; The History of Ferrum Lodge - Martin Eggermont

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Ferrum No. 1848 E.C.Yorkshire (North & East Ridings)

8th March 1911
12th April 1911
14th June 1911

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