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”

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Rank, Name,Regiment

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.

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Rank, Name,Regiment

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
Unknown,William Elliott,Unknown
Private,Joseph Elliott,Highland Light Infantry
Pioneer,William Lockhart,Royal Engineers
Senior Reserve Attendant,David Lattimer Bell,Royal Navy
Captain,Bertrand Cecil Pattinson,Royal Engineers-Signals
Corporal,George William Allinson,Royal Marines Light Infantry
Unknown,Harry Levene,Unknown
Pioneer,George Wheatley McNeil,Royal Engineers-Signals

Gunner,Matthew Newton,Royal Garrison Artillery/Royal Field Artillery
Gunner,Bartholemew Blackett Wilson,Royal Garrison Artillery

2nd Lieut.,Adamson Dawson Russell,Northumberland Fusiliers
Corporal,Frederick William Embleton ,Royal Army Service Corps
Petty Officer,Alexander Robson,Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Private,James Maghie Black,Durham Light Infantry
Air Mechanic 1st Class,William Frisken,Royal Naval Air Service/Royal Air Force
Driver,John William Askew,Royal Army Service Corps – Horse Transport
Aircraftman 1 ,Raymond Rawling,Royal Naval Air Service/Royal Air Force
Unknown,David Askin Edgar,Unknown
2nd Lieut,Frederick Dodsworth Rowe,Intelligence Corps
Unknown,William Henry Brown,Unknown
QM Sergeant,Francis William Dove ,Royal Flying Corps/Royal Airforce
Captain,Leonard Usher,2nd Canadian Army Reserve CEF
Unknown,Frederick Inman,Unknown
Unknown,John Philip Dixon,Unknown
Eng Lieut,Andrew Frisken,Royal Naval Reserve


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:

Masonic Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918

Masonic Roll of Honour 1914 – 1918

Masonic Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918 Page 78 contains Lodge Temperance 2557

Masonic Roll of Honour 1914 – 1918
Page 78 contains Lodge Temperance 2557

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

If you know any more about any of the people, or have photographs you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you. You can contact us either through this website here or by  emailing  the author Peter Walker at Email

Page last updated 28/02/2019