|1. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.120|
|2. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||46C GQS|
Awards & Titles:
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 26th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery|
|Action : No Data|
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The Royal British Legion - Carlisle and Stanwix Branch cite: "Gunner Robert Harrington Deighton, of the Royal Garrison Artillery, 26th Heavy Battery, died, at a field ambulance station, from wounds received in action on 14th October 1918, aged 39, and is buried at Ypres Reservoir Cemetery. He was the younger son of the late Edward and Elizabeth Deighton of Currock. He had been in business as a gentlemen’s outfitter in the Lowther Arcade for a number of years but, at the time of his enlistment under the Derby scheme in 1915, he was described in his service record as being employed as a commercial traveller. He married Mary Isabel Bell at Stanwix on 7 June 1911 and they set up home at 3 Stanwix Bank but do not appear to have had any family. Robert was a Freemason, an excellent swimmer, winning prizes in competitions in Carlisle and Talkin Tarn, one of the founders of an athletic school In Carlisle and a much esteemed member of Stanwix Bowling Club."
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Border City No. 2906 E.C.||Cumberland & Westmoreland|
9th November 1906
14th December 1906
14th January 1907
Records at United Grand Lodge show that Robert was "Killed in Action 14 Oct 1918" after three years of war service.
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