|1. Memorial:||Le Cateau Military Cemetery|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.118|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||21C GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Husband of May Lydia Chandler of 59 Margate Rd. Ramsgate.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 2/Royal Munster Fusiliers|
2nd Battalion August 1914 : at Aldershot. Part of 1st (Guards) Brigade in 1st Division. 14 August 1914 : landed at Le Havre. 14 September 1914 : after suffering heavy casualties at Etreux, left Division and became Army Troops. 9 November 1914 : transferred to 3rd Brigade in 1st Division. 30 May 1916 : absorbed troops from disbanded 9th Bn. 3 February 1918 : transferred to 48th Brigade in 16th (Irish) Division. 19 April 1918 : reduced to cadre, surplus troops going to 1st Bn. 31 May 1918 : cadre transferred to 94th Brigade in 31st Division. 6 June 1918 : rebuilt by receiving troops from disbanded 6th Bn. Ten days later left Division and moved to Lines of Communication. 15 July 1918 : transferred to 150th Brigade in 50th (Northumbrian) Division
|Action : The First Battles of the Somme 1918 and associated actions|
21 March - 4 July 1918. The Battles of the Somme in 1918 were mostly concerned with stemming the German advance which started in March 1918 and which made considerable gains in the Somme/Arras sector. Utilising surplus troops which had become available following the surrender of Russia after the October Revolution, the Germans gambled on a massive campaign that could win the war in the west before the USA could bring its resources to bear. Initial gains were in places spectacular but eventually dogged resistance coupled with supply problems and sheer exhaustion closed down the battle. Other attacks were launched along the front to probe the Allied defences but the same pattern of initial gains followed by stalemate prevailed. British casualties were almost 345,000.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Aldershot Camp No. 1331 E.C.||Hampshire & IOW|
11th June 1913
9th July 1913
8th October 1913
Lodge record at United Grand Lodge shows his war service and that he "Died as Prisoner of War 29th Mar 18"
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