Awards & Titles:
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.:|
|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.
For some time a Prisoner of War.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||United Service No. 3473 E.C.||Dorset|
|Joined :||Willem van Oranje No. 3976 E.C.||London|
16th June 1913
20th October 1913
15th December 1913
Listed as a Colour Sergeant R.W.F (Royal Welch Fusiliers?) in the United Service Lodge No. 3473 at Portland when he was initiated in 1913. War service is recorded in the contribution register between 1915-1918 inclusive. He resigned from United Service 31st October, 1921., but he had already joined Willem van Oranje Lodge No. 3976 as a petitioner and founder member at its consecration 6th July, 1919. As he pays his dues beyond 1921, he was a survivor of the war and continued with his Freemasonry.
This latter lodge had been founded by British ex-Prisoners of War at the Hague, Netherlands July 1918 under the Dutch Constitution, but moved to the English Constitution in 1919.
See more for: History of Willem van Oranje Lodge No. 3976.
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