The Hall Stone JewelAnd Masonic Role of Honour

Campbell Lodge is a recipient of the Hall Stone Jewel and has 3 past members that are remembered in the Masonic Role of Honour. These are;

2nd Lieutenant

Brian HARRISON

Infantry

Died: 10th July 1916 – Age: 23

Commemorated:

1. Grave:       Dantzig Alley British Cemetery      VI. Q. 3. Mametz

2. Book:         The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Pg.124

3. Memorial:  The (1940) Scroll – WW1 Roll of Honour 59C GQS

Son of John German Harrison and Emma Harrison, of Cloverfield, Whitchurch, Salop

A Butter Shipper from Birmingham.

Brian was a Member of 14/Royal Welsh Fusiliers

14th (Service) Battalion Formed at Llandudno on 2 November 1914 by the Welsh National Executive Committee. November 1914 : attached to 128th Brigade, 43rd Division. 28 April 1915 : formation became the 113th Brigade,38th (Welsh) Division. Movedto Winchester in August 1915 and landed in France in December 1915.

Brian was killed in the Battle of the Somme and The Nantwich Guardian of 21st July, 1916 records: “LIEUTENANT BRIAN HARRISON. Sympathy is extended to Major and Mrs. Harrison, of Cloverfields, Whitchurch, who on Sunday received from the War Office news of the death in action (on the previous Tuesday) of their younger son, Second-Lieutenant Brian Harrison, of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers.”

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17th May 1915

Lieutenant
Frederick Wigan JONES

Infantry
Died: 21st December 1916 – Age: 24

Commemorated:

1. Memorial:  Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery   A. 13774.

2. Book:         The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Pg.127

3. Memorial:  The (1940) Scroll – WW1 Roll of Honour 59C GQS

Son of William Thomas and Fanny Maria Jones, of Sandown, 270, Station Rd., Stechford, Birmingham. Studied at the Royal College of Art: October 1913 – July 1914.

Frederick was a member of 1/8 Royal Warwickshire Regiment

1/8th Battalion August 1914 : in Aston Cross. Part of Warwickshire Brigade, South Midland Division. Landed at Le Havre 22 March 1915. 13 May 1915 : became 143rd Brigade, 48th (South Midland) Division. Moved to Italy with the Division in November 1917. Moved to France 11 september 1918 and joined 75th Brigade, 25th Division.

Frederick was killed in the Battle of the Somme

Birmingham Daily Post 23rd December, 1916 – “Lieutenant F.W. JONES (DIED OF WOUNDS)
Lieutenant Frederick Wigan Jones, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, died on Thursday at the Empire Hospital, Westminster, from wounds received in action on November 25. He was the only child of Mr. and Mrs W.T. Jones, “Sandowne,” Stechford and was 24 years of age.”

Birmingham Daily Post 29th December, 1916 – “FUNERAL OF AN OFFICER OF THE WARWICKS. The funeral took place at Yardley Cemetery, with semi-military honours, yesterday afternoon, of Lieutenant Frederick Wigan Jones, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, only child of Mr & Mrs W.T. Jones, of Stechford, who died on the 21st inst. At the Empire Hospital, Westminster, of wounds received in action on November 25. The deceased officer who was 24 years of age, was studying at the Royal College of Art, South Kensington, when war broke out. He enlisted into the Warwicks, and after eight months at the front was granted a commission. He had been back in the firing line from his leave only a month when he was wounded in the neck and thigh by shrapnel. Writing to his parents his commanding officer says “A more thorough, conscientious, painstaking and capable officer no commanding officer could desire. He always gained the highest commendation for successful work and trained his men with great skill and efficiency.”

Birmingham Daily Mail29th December, 1916 – “The funeral took place at Yardley Cemetery, with semi-military honours, yesterday afternoon, of Lieutenant Frederick Wigan Jones, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, only child of Mr & Mrs W.T. Jones, of Stechford, who died on the 21st inst. At the Empire Hospital, Westminster, of wounds received in action on November 25.”

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27th November 191517th January 191626th February 1916

2nd Lieutenant

Ernest Stanley WHITWORTH

Infantry

Died: 20th December 1915 – Age: 24

Commemorated:

1. Memorial:  St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L’Avoue            II. H. 6.

2. Book:         The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Pg.138

3. Memorial:  The (1940) Scroll – WW1 Roll of Honour 59C GQS

Son of Andrew Ernest and Annie Whitworth, of Birmingham; husband of Winifred Lilian Whitworth, of 24, Ivor Rd., Sparkhill, Birmingham. Tutor (1913)

Ernest was a member of 10/Royal Warwickshire Regiment

10th (Service) Battalion Formed at Warwick in September 1914 as part of K2 and attached to 57th Brigade, 19th (Western) Division. Landed in France on 17 July 1915.

Ernest was killed in France and Flounders, although no more details are recorded

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19th May 191315th September 191320th October 1913

Ernest was also The Lodge Organist

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