|1. Document:||New Zealand WW1 Masonic List||N.Z.|
Awards & Titles:
Early Life :His pre-war and post war life was as a chemist.
Sadly, in 1945, his name appears in The New Zealand Gazette as being declared bankrupt (Retired Chemist). It may have had an impact on his health and well-being as he died two years later aged 71.
- The Second Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902, South Africa.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F.|
|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.
Served in the Boer War as 9108, Acting Corporal In the 2nd Regiment, 10th New Zealand Battalion. He was discharged on the 14th April, 1902 after 87 days service.
He enlisted for service in the Great War and became 61039, reverting to the rank of Lance Corporal, embarking to Liverpool on 13th October 1917 and there are indications that he left the UK for France nearer the end of the war and perhaps after the date of Armistice.
His service is commemorated on the Auckland Museum Virtual Cenotaph.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Acacia No. 3260 E.C.||South Africa (Northern)|
16th December 1908
20th January 1909
17th February 1909
Employed as a Chemist Assistant in 1908 and resident at Boksburg North, Transvaal when initiated into Acacia Lodge No. 3260. His time in Freemasonry was shortlived, him resigning from Acacia on the 16th November, 1910.
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