1. Memorial:Quarry Wood Cemetery, Sains-Les-MarquionII. B. 1.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918

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Military :


Unit :23rd (Service) Battalion (1st Sportsman's) Royal Fusiliers 
Attached : 
Action :The Battles of the Hindenburg Line and associated actions 

12 September - 12 October 1918. As the momentum of the British advance continued it was clear that the Hindenburg Line defences offered the greatest threat to further advances. It was highly likely that the magnificently engineered defence system would re-establish the status quo of static trench warfare. However a series of magnificent actions at Havrincourt and Epehy paved the way for dramatic crossings of the Canal du Nord and the St Quentin Canal by early October. Both canals had been integrated into the Hindenburg Line system and their capture effectively broke the defensive capability of the system. Soon afterwards the British were attacking at Cambrai (again) and then by mid October were pursuing the Germans to the River Selle.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Liberty of Havering No. 1437 E.C.Essex

28th November 1912
23rd January 1913
27th March 1913

Discrepancies (Require checks, clarity or further research) :

Davis, George Leith Blakeman, 2/Lt. (Tp.), 23/Bn., k. in a., 27/9/18. Not listed in the Roll of Honour in the 23rd RF History - check with Clive Harris.

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