|1. Memorial:||Thiepval Memorial||Pier and Face 1 C. Picardie|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.119|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||40C GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Son of Alfred J. and Mary A. Coneybeare, of 44, Elton Rd., Bishopston, Bristol.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit :||2nd Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment|
|Action :||The Battles of the Somme 1916|
A Freemason Lodge was formed by some of the members of the 1st Battalion, West India Regiment. The Warrant of the Lodge was granted on 27th. October, 1905, to Brothers Sydney C. Thompson, Herbert W. Coneybeare and John A.McCleod as the first W.M. and Wardens. The name given to the Lodge was The South Carolina Lodge, Ist. West India Regiment, No. 390 I.C. Unfortunately, little is known of those early days for all the Minute Books covering the period prior to 1938 are lost. Presumably, however, the Lodge moved with the Battalion between the Gold Coast and Jamaica until the First World War and the chances are that it went to France when the Batta- lion served there during the war. We know that there were a Royal Arch Chapter No. 390 West India Regiment and a Lodge of Mark Masons belonging to the Chapter operative in 1914. Source: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA LODGE, No. 390 I.C. 1928-1978 Kingston Jamaica by V. W. Bro. Edward G. Groves http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Oracle/4572/history.html 2/Lincolns wereoverseas in the West Indies (Bermuda) at the time.
The Battle of the Somme 1st July - 18th November 1916 is inevitably characterised by the appalling casualties (60,000) on the first day, July 1st 1916. Having failed to break through the German lines in force, and also failed to maximise opportunities where success was achieved, the battle became a series of attritional assaults on well defended defence in depth. The battle continued officially until 18th November 1916 costing almost 500,000 British casualties. German casualties were about the same, and French about 200,000. The Somme could not be counted a success in terms of ground gained or the cost, but it had a strategic impact as it marked the start of the decline of the German Army. Never again would it be as effective whilst the British Army, learning from its experience eventually grew stronger to become a war winning army. The German High Command recognised that it could never again fight another Somme, a view that advanced the decision to invoke unrestricted submarine warfare in an attempt to starve Britain of food and material, and in doing so accelerated the United States declaration of war thus guaranteeing the eventual outcome. 287 Brethren were killed on the Somme in 1916.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Moore Keys No. 2519 E.C.||Jamaica & The Caymans|
20th October 1903
17th November 1903
17th May 1904
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