Awards & Titles:
|Victoria Cross |
Croix de Guerre (France)
Unit : East Surrey Regiment
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 9 April 1917 near Arras, Sergeant Cator's platoon had suffered heavy casualties from a hostile machine-gun. Under heavy fire the sergeant, with one man, advanced across the open to attack the gun and when his companion was killed, he went on alone. Picking up a Lewis gun and some ammunition drums on his way, he succeeded in reaching the enemy trench and sighting another hostile machine-gun, he killed the entire team and the officer. He held the end of the trench with such effect that a bombing squad were able to capture 100 prisoners and five machine-guns.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Wanderers No. 1604 E.C.||London|
|Joined :||Naval and Military No. 3678 E.C.||Norfolk|
12th April 1927
11th October 1927
8th November 1927
On 12th April 1927, he had become a Freemason, being initiated into the Wanderers Lodge in London. He was passed to the Second Degree on 11th October and was Raised on 8th November. On 6th May 1929, he became a Joining Member of the Naval and Military Lodge, meeting in Norwich, and served as Worshipful Master in 1944. He was appointed Provincial Grand Sword Bearer for the Province of Norfolk in 1949. He was also a prominent member of the British Legion and the Old Comrades' Association.
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