Loyal Alexander (MU) Lodge Honor Roll


On 4 September 1919 a ceremony was held at the Masonic Hall Penrith, to unveil an honor roll listing the members who has taken part in World War 1. The ceremony was presided over by Bro. McFadden who ended his speech with: “We as brothers of the Manchester Unity extend the hand of friendship to the returned members, and it is our duty to assist to the utmost those who are unable to assist themselves.” The Grand Secretary, Bro. Taylor, pointed out that 12 percent of Manchester Unity members had enlisted in the war and that 16 1/2 percent of those who enlisted were killed during the conflict.

The Deputy Grand Master for the Cumberland District, Bro. B. J. McGregor, unveiled the tablet. The following names were inscribed on the tablet:

Underneath the list of names was the motto:” Justice and Truth.” The ceremony concluded with a dance. Music was provided by Mrs Fuller and Bro. T Adams carried out the duties of MC. Songs were rendered by Mr J Tipping with Mr Arthur Stanton and Miss McFadden contributing the “Sailor’s Hornpipe.”

* Denotes killed in action

Harry Edward BaileyW. A. Honey
*Reginald Hugh Cheesman* Frederick Charles Messer
E. W. DennisC. G. Proctor
W. A. Donald R. Rogan
C. J. Harrison * Alfred Lewis Stevenson
E. A. Hartley

Source: “A Lodge and its Soldiers – The Loyal Alexander Unveils a Tablet” Nepean Times 13 September 1919 supplement.