WW1 Roll of Honour
Welcome to our WW1 Roll of Honour. 2014 marks the Centenary of the start of the First World War, a landmark anniversary for Britain and the world.
At the Lodge’s Finance Committee meeting held on the 20th September 1920 it was resolved by the Worshipful Master, Bro. N. W. Maughan, that a Roll of Honour be prepared – “to members of the Lodge who had seen active service with the Colours, and special notification given of those members who had made the supreme sacrifice”.
This resolution resulted in a hand written sheet which is taped at the end of the Lodge’s minute book that covers the period of the First World War. It is entitled “2557 Roll of Honour” and lists 14 names, ranks and service, plus one whose boat was commandeered by the Government. Photos of the Roll can be seen on the North East War Memorial Project website – Roll of Honour 1914-18 Lodge Temperance 2557 (NUT254).
The following short biographies are Lodge Temperance’s war dead and members who saw active service but were fortunate enough to survive the war. Please click on a name to see their story.
Taken from “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon:
“They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam”
|Lieutenant||John Powe Roberts||Australian Imperial Forces|
|2nd Lieut.||Walter Winkworth||5th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers|
|Captain||Leonard Stuart Winkworth||2/9th Manchester Battalion|
|Quartermaster||Lionel Williamson Shearer||Motor Transport-A.S.C.|
|Corporal||George Dibley||21st Infantry Brigade|
|Corporal||Herbert Ernest Watson||Northumberland Hussars|
|Corporal||Adam Robert Hudson||Cape Fortress Engineers|
|L Corporal||James Ridley||5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers|
|Driver||William Kerr||British Mediterranean Forces|
|Private||James William Snowball||Royal Army Medical Corp|
|Master||Andrew James Clare||Boat commandeered by Government|
|Private||Henry Osborn Lodge||Motor Transport A.S.C.|
|Private||Norman Walter Brodie||Army Service Corp|
|Private||Robert Forster Gibson||Military Hospital|
|Dr||Hari Pado Chatterjee||Forces in Eqypt|
Thirty three other members are mentioned in the minutes and registers of Lodge Temperance but are not listed on the hand written Roll of Honour. A few were no longer subscribing members when the Roll of Honour was prepared but for the rest we can only speculate why they were omitted.
|L Corporal||Joseph Glass||10th/11th Bn Highland Light Infantry|
|L Corporal||George William Hope||Army Pay Corp|
|L Corporal||Thomas William Petrie||14th Bn Hampshire Regiment|
|Corporal||John George Chapman M.M.||N. F. & D.O.W. (West Riding) Regiment|
|L Corporal||George Arthur Herdman||15th Bn Durham Light Infantry|
|Eng Lieut Commander||Joseph Ellison||Royal Navy|
|L Corporal||Abraham Cohen||Royal Defence Corps|
|Aircraftman 2||Robert Weatherston Cairns||Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force|
|Private||Joseph Elliott||Highland Light Infantry|
|Senior Reserve Attendant||David Lattimer Bell||Royal Navy|
|Captain||Bertrand Cecil Pattinson||Royal Engineers-Signals|
|Corporal||George William Allinson||Royal Marines Light Infantry|
|George Wheatley McNeil|
|Gunner||Bartholemew Blackett Wilson||Royal Garrison Artillery|
|2nd Lieut.||Adamson Dawson Russell||Northumberland Fusiliers|
|Frederick William Embleton|
|Private||James Maghie Black||Durham Light Infantry|
|John William Askew|
|Aircraftman 1||Raymond Rawling||Royal Navy Air Service/Royal Air Force|
|David Askin Edgar|
|Frederick Dodsworth Rowe|
|William Henry Brown|
|QM Sergeant||Francis William Dove||Royal Flying Corps/Royal Airforce|
|John Philip Dixon|
During our research into the members who served in the First World War, the registers record two members with the words “alien enemy birth interned”. To try and understand this further, our research looked at one of these members, Bro George Shyfler.
Bro George was a German pork butcher and was initiated into Lodge Temperance in 1902 and remained a fully subscribed member until his life was turned upside down in 1915. He was arrested, along with many others of German birth, as an alien enemy and interned for the duration of the war. You can read his story here.
These are photos of the Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918 held in the library of the United Grand Lodge of England in London:
The content presented in the short biographies of this Roll of Honour is taken from a variety of sources, mostly in the public domain, and includes:
- · Minute books and Registers of Lodge Temperance 2557
- · Individual census records
- · GRO Birth, Marriage and Death indexes
- · WW1 Medal Rolls
- · WW1 service and pension records
- · Passenger lists
- · Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- · North East War Memorial Project
These biographies will be updated as more information becomes available. If you are aware of any errors or can offer further information on any of the members please contact the author Wbro. Peter Walker at Email
Page last updated 16/09/2017
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