|1. Memorial:||Tyne Cot Memorial|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.138|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||8B GQS|
Awards & Titles:
|British War Medal |
Family :Son of George Alexander and Florence Ada Wedderburn. Lieutenant George Herbert WEDDERBURN was born on 16 Mar 1887 in Southampton, 12 Bernard St.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 15/Hampshire Yeomanry|
The Hampshire Yeomanry Also known as the Carabiniers 1/1st August 1914 : Winchester, part of the 1st South Western Mounted Brigade. Moved on mobilisation to Portsmouth defences. By October had moved with brigade to Forest Row and then on to Eastbourne. March 1916 : was split up: RHQ and B Squadron joined 60th (2/2nd London) Division and landed at Le Havre 25 June 1916. A few days later RHQ joined IX Corps Cavalry and B Squadron joined XVII Corps Cavalry. Both rejoined regiment on 25 January 1917. A Squadron joined 58th (2/1st London) Division. Landed at Le Havre 20 January 1917 and rejoined regiment five days later. C Squadron joined 61st (2nd South Midland) Division and landed at Le Havre 25 May 1916; this Squadron also had a brief attachment in late May / early June 1916 to 1st Cavalry Division. Rejoined regiment 17 June 1916. Regiment served as IX Corps Cavalry Regiment up to 25 July 1917. 25 August 1917 : dismounted and went to be trained as infantry. 27 September 1917 : joined 15th Bn, the Hampshire Regiment.
|Action : France & Flanders|
France & Flanders covers all the dates and corresponding locations which are outside the official battle nomenclature dates on the Western Front. Therefore the actions in which these men died could be considered 'normal' trench duty - the daily attrition losses which were an everyday fact of duty on the Western Front.
At the start of the war, he was a sergeant in the Hampshire Yeomanry (Carabiniers). He was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant on 3 April 1915. According to papers in his file at The National Archives, he served as an officer with the 2/1st Hampshire Yeomanry, being promoted to (temporary) Lieutenant on 2nd April 1916. His medal card shows he embarked for the Western Front on 3rd April 1918.
Killed in action 9th August 1918.
For a full and detailed biography, see also: Sussex People.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Lodge of Peace and Harmony No. 359 E.C.||Hampshire & IOW|
20th November 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
Researcher : David Earley Website : Sussex People - Masonic Roll