New Forest Masonic Roll of Honour

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

Private Herbert George Joiner

319      New Forest Lodge, Lymington

Steward Frank Humphry

3099   Powney Lodge, Lymington

Lance Corporal  Thomas William Pelfrey

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

 

 

Sources

The Masonic Great War Project: Roll of Honour 1914 – 1918