|1. Document:||New Zealand WW1 Masonic List||N.Z.|
Awards & Titles:
|Member, Order of the British Empire |
|Unit / Ship / Est.: Wellington Regiment N.Z.E.F.|
Mike: BEAN Wellington Battalion, 253, 641n, in Second Battle of Krithia, 15-9, 36-7, casualties, 40; at Quinn?s, 247, 252; in attack on Chunuk Bair: its role, 577-8, 666, attacks, 636-7, 666-8, defends captured position, 671-8, stren th after fight, 679, mounted d e s relieve,679.
|Action : War Survivor|
Although many perished in times of national conflict and in the service of their country, many more survived including those interned as Prisoners of War. Stories of those who did survive are included as part of this site, especially those with high gallantry awards, those included against an external rolls of honour and those who had a distinguished career in wartime and military leaderhip.
Started his military life as 10/472, Private in the Wellington Regiment and deployed 3rd December, 1914 as part of the main body of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. He was later commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, N.Z. Army Service Corps.
He was awarded the M.B.E. in 1919 as part of His Majesty, King George V, birthday honours.
His service is commemorated on the Auckland Museum Online Cenotaph
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Lodge of Unity No. 567 E.C.||Warwickshire|
6th December 1917
7th February 1918
7th March 1918
Listed as a 28 year old Motor Engineer of Oatlands, Weybridge when initiated into Lodge of Unity No. 567 in Warwick. War service is not explicitly recorded but he maintains contributions, surviving the war and beyond 1921.
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