In 1914-18, there were only three Masonic Lodges within the New Forest area, each of whom suffered the loss of at least one member as a war casualty.
132 Lodge of Unity, Ringwood
319 New Forest Lodge, Lymington
3099 Powney Lodge, Lymington
Colonel John Stacpole, C.V.O., C.M.G.
It is probable that men from within the New Forest area joined Masonic lodges outside the area after enlisting in the army or Royal Navy, although none have yet been identified.
Although not a member of a Freemasons’ Lodge in the New Forest, the following brother is commemorated on the war memorial at Lyndhurst:
Lieutenant Athelstan Key Durrance George