|1. Memorial:||Tyne Cot Cemetery||LXII. G. I.|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.138|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||21B GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Son of Edwin and Charlotte Fanny Whitmarsh of Trowbridge Wilts husband of Margaret Agnes Whitmarsh of 44 Highbury Hill London.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 12th Hampshire Regiment|
|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.
The War Diary shows the 2nd Battalion in Belgium at BROENBEEK when Lieut D L Whitmarsh is killed.
Probate WHITMARSH Donald Lyle Percy Mould of 125 Highbury New-park Middlesex second-lieutenant 12th attached 2nd battalion Hampshire regiment died 22 August 1917 in Belgium Administration London 12 October to Margaret Agnes Whitmarsh widow. Effects £134 18s. 6d.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Acacia No. 1309 E.C.||Middlesex|
2nd February 1917
15th May 1917
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