|1. Memorial:||Tyne Cot Memorial||Panel 77 to 79 and 163A.|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.137|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||35D GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Early Life :Born 1883 to John Thomas and Mary Ann Vandome (nee Coates). Married Elsie Sophia Orton on 21st November 1914.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 1/East Lancashire Regiment|
1st Battalion August 1914 : in Colchester and part of 11th Brigade in 4th Division. Moved to Harrow on 18 August. Landed at Le Havre 22 August 1914. 1 February 1918 : transferred to 103rd Brigade, 34th Division. 26 May 1918 : transferred to 183rd Brigade, 61st (2nd South Midland) Division.
|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.
203926 Company Sergeant Major. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. Killed in action.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Military Jubilee No. 2195 E.C.||East Kent|
22nd September 1915
24th November 1915
25th January 1916
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