1. Memorial:Brighton And Preston CemeteryC.31
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.120

Awards & Titles:

Military Cross

Family :

Husband of Jean Craike-Pickering, of 29, Braidburn Crescent, Edinburgh. See rudd book

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 25th Division Machine Gun Corps 

Action : The Second Battles of the Somme 1918 

21 August - 3 September 1918. Following the success at Amiens which Ludendorf described as "the black day for the German army" the conditions were right for the advance to be continued over the old Somme battlefield. Astonishingly the battlefield was crossed in 10 days, compared with the four months of the first battle. The Germans were pushed back towards the Hindenburg Line defences.

Detail :

Also a joining member of Maguncor Lodge 3806 Lieutenant Maurice Stanley Craike-Pickering MC. The son of Seth Pickering and his wife Mary Craike of Beverley East Yorkshire. He was born at Beverley in 1886 and educated at Beverley Grammar School. In 1901 he began work as an apprentice Cabinet Maker to his Father He was Initiated into Constitutional Lodge No 294 Province of Yorkshire North and East Ridings and was a Joining Member of Maguncor Lodge. who was a Cabinet Maker and Shopkeeper in Beverley. Later he became a Rubber Planter in Dutch Borneo. Commissioned and Gazetted as 2nd Lieutenant 13th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry 7th April 1915; transferred to the Machine Gun Corps 26th November 1915; served with the Expeditionary force in France and Flanders from March 1916. He was awarded the Military Cross (London Gazette 14th November 1916) ?For conspicuous gallantry in action. with his machine gun with great courage and determination, repulsing an enemy counter-attack at a critical time?. The Husband of Jean Craike-Pickering of 29 Braidburn Court Edinburgh, he was wounded at the second battle of the Somme on the 15th September 1916. He died of his wounds in the Herbert Samuelson Hospital Brighton on the 14th April 1918 aged 32. Remembered with Honour in Brighton and Preston Cemetery. Sussex Grave Ref: G.317

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Constitutional No. 294 E.C.Yorkshire (North & East Ridings)
Joined : Maguncor No. 3806 E.C. London

4th March 1915
1st April 1915
2nd September 1915

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