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Early Life :

His name is spelled in various records as FRIEND or FREIND. He was born 1874 at Farnley, N.Leeds in Yorkshire.

He became a dentist having qualified at Edinburgh on the 30th November, 1896. He moved to 40 Calgate, Barnard Castle shortly after. Following the war, he moved to Newcastle, joining his third masonic lodge here, resident at 52 Jesmond Road, or 5 Highbury.

Teesdale Mercury - 15th March, 1911. "Friend. -Herbert Percival Friend, Calgate, Barnard Castle ; son of the Rev. Frederick Friend ; born at Farnley, March, 1874; educated at Cleveland College, Darlington, and Wesley College, Sheffield, Dental Hospital and School of Medicine, Edinburgh ; F.D.S.R.C.S. Member of the British Dental Association, Northern Counties’ Branch ; member of the North of England Odontological Society, and past President ; member of School Dentists’ Society ; Dental Surgeon to North-Eastern County School; Hon. Dental Surgeon to the Barnard Castle Dispensary ; Freemason (S.W. Barnard Lodge 1230); member of the Baliol Chapter; Lieutenant 2nd Vol. Batt. Durham Light Infantry. Recreations : golf, cycling, fishing, etc. Married, in 1900, Elizabeth, only daughter of John Bone, of South Shields, and has issue one son and one daughter"

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: Durham Light Infantry 

Action : War Survivor 

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He is recorded as serving in one or all of a number of units. As a Captain serving with the 6th (Territorial) Durham Light Infantry and with the 2nd (Volunteer) Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Also, as seen on his medal card, as a Major, Rifle Brigade, which also shows that he first entered overseas service in Egypt from January 1916.

For his service in the Great War he was awarded an Officers set of the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

A notice of his death was published in the Newcastle Journal 2nd February, 1940. "FRIEND.-At Oaklands, Gosforth, the residence of his daughter and son-in-law (Mrs. and Mr. E. le L. Lamb), on January 31st, Herbert Percival Friend, L.D.S., Private ceremony 12.30 p.m., Friday, at West Road Crematorium, Newcastle. No flowers, by request."

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Hedworth No. 2418 E.C.Durham
Joined : Barnard No. 1230 E.C. Durham
Joined : Golfers No. 3512 E.C. Northumberland

30th December 1897
31st March 1898
28th April 1898

Initiated late in 1897 into Hedworth Lodge at South Shields when resident at 24 Challoner Grove. He is recorded as a Dental Surgeon throughout his masonic career where he joins Barnard Lodge No. 1230 in 1898 and Golfer's Lodge No. 3512 after the Great War in 1920.

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