Awards & Titles:
|Victoria Cross |
Unit : Lancashire Fusiliers
Action : War Survivor
Although many perished in the Great War, many survived. Stories of those that survived are included as part of this site.
Citations & Commemorations :On 25 April 1915 west of Cape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey, three companies and the Headquarters of the 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, when landing on W Beach, were met by a very deadly fire from hidden machine-guns which caused a large number of casualties. The survivors, however, rushed up and cut the wire entanglements notwithstanding the terrific fire from the enemy and after overcoming supreme difficulties, the cliffs were gained and the position maintained.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||St. John & St. Paul No. 349 E.C.||Malta|
|Joined :||Invicta No. 2440 E.C.||Bengal|
|Joined :||Prince Albert Victor No. 2370 E.C.||Pakistan|
|Joined :||Mooltan No. 1307 E.C.||Bengal|
|Joined :||Lodge of Industry No. 873 E.C.||Pakistan|
|Joined :||Light of the North No. 1308 E.C.||Northern India|
1st April 1901
20th September 1909
1st October 1909
Mother Lodge is St John & St Paul but was only initiated in it before being excluded. It seems dues were then paid up before joining Invicta Lodge No. 2440 and being passed and raised. He then joined Mooltan Lodge No. 1307 8th March 1910, Lodge Light in the North No. 1308 in 1913 and then Lodge of Industry No 873, Hyderabad on 18th February 1914. Finally he joined Prince Albert Victor Lodge No. 2370, Lahore on 11th March 1920 and re-joined Lodge Light in the North on the 7th June 1920.
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