Sussex Masonic Roll Of Honour

From December 1914, the United Grand Lodge of England began to compile a Roll of Honour of all Freemasons who had died in the First World War. The original roll containing 3078 names was printed in book form in 1921. In 1938, a Memorial Shrine was placed under the Memorial Window at Freemasons Hall in Great Queen Street, London. After completion of the memorial shrine, the Roll of Honour, with the addition of over 350 names, was displayed within it on a parchment roll.

Thirty members of Masonic lodges based in Sussex are included on the Roll of Honour, as follows:

40      Derwent Lodge, St Leonards

Lieutenant Sidney Smith Owen

Captain John Albert Revill

271    Royal Clarence Lodge, Brighton

Captain Walter Seymour Armstrong

2nd Lieutenant Barron Lycett Lycett

Major Alfred John Martineau

Lieutenant Cyril Montague Pope

Private Hugh Scott

Corporal Frank Wilkinson

311    South Saxon Lodge, Lewes

Captain Thomas Fleck Graham

Private Thomas Lockie Robertson

916    Hartington Lodge, Eastbourne

Commander Robert Greey

1184 Abbey Lodge, Battle

Lieutenant Alfred Owen Webster-Jones

1303 Pelham Lodge, Lewes

Major Gerald Arthur Stacey DSO

1466 Hova Ecclesia Lodge, Brighton

Major Charles Henry Benham

Lieut. Colonel Henry William Ernest Hitchins

2nd Lieutenant Guy Eastcott Harry Peskett

1619 Sackville Lodge, East Grinstead

Staff Serjeant Robert McNaught

Captain George Edward Ram

2nd Lieutenant Albert Henry Rodgers

1636 Saint Cecilia Lodge, Brighton

Sergeant William Pryor Richardson

2187 Adur Lodge, Brighton

2nd Lieutenant Tom Bettesworth

Lance Corporal Edward Charles Hatchard

2434 Anderida Lodge, Eastbourne

2nd Lieutenant Herbert Williams Green (also a member of 1110 Tyrian Lodge, Eastbourne)

2nd Lieutenant Sydney Robert Slidel

2450 Loxfield Lodge, Uckfield

Lieutenant Robert West Thornton

2692 Hastings Lodge, St Leonards

Major Edmund Teed

2907 Seaford Lodge, Peacehaven

Sergeant David Ainslie Hunter

3143 Duke of Richmond Lodge, Brighton

Lieutenant Edward John French

3277 Homestreu Lodge, Peacehaven

Company Sergeant Major William John Lawrance

3673 Knights of the Road Lodge, Brighton

Private John Shoesmith


In addition, there were a further 18 men from around the world who were members of other lodges in the English Constitution which include the word “Sussex” in their title.

53   Royal Sussex Lodge, Bath, Somerset

Lieutenant Edward Fleming Fielding

Captain William Francis Smartt

342  Royal Sussex Lodge, Portsmouth, Hampshire & IOW

2nd Lieutenant Herbert Payn Churchill

Sergeant Robert John Dash

Engineer Lieutenant Commander Thomas Arnold Venning

353 Royal Sussex Lodge, Winshill, Derbyshire

Corporal Herbert Edward Cox

355  Royal Sussex Lodge of Emulation, Swindon, Wiltshire

Lieutenant Colonel Allan Armstrong, DSO

Lieutenant Robert Lloyd Davies

491  Royal Sussex Lodge, St. Helier, Jersey

2nd Lieutenant Adolphe Barbier Amy

Lieutenant Frederick Max Burger

Private Sidney John Ecobichon

2nd Lieutenant John Genge

Sergeant John Adolphus Heresey

Chief Stoker George Lawrence Lindsay

501  Royal Sussex Lodge, Hong Kong

Captain Frederick Defries

Lieutenant Herbert Edward Pollard

Lieutenant Martin Hubert Shorto

3712 Lodge of the Men of Sussex, London

Serjeant Harold Joseph Pryor


Freemasonry Today. The Origins of Freemasons’ Hall as a Memorial to the Fallen (8 December 2015)

Freemasons’ Hall, London: A History

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