Erection date: 25/4/2017
Harry Cator, 9 April 1917, Age 23, The East Surrey Regiment, Wanderers’ Lodge.
John Alexander Christie, 21 December 1917, Age 22, The London Regiment (Finsbury Rifles), Commercial Travellers Lodge.
William Hew Clark-Kennedy, 27-28 August 1918, Age 39, 24th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Saint Paul’s Lodge.
Site: Freemason VCs (21 memorials)
WC2, Great Queen Street, Freemasons' Hall
The Freemasons commissioned this memorial to mark the 300th anniversary of The United Grand Lodge of England in 2017 and the centenary of the end of the Great War in 2018. Unveiled 25 April 2017.
During WW1 628 VCs were awarded, more than 200 of those to freemasons. We do not know how the 64 names on these plaques were chosen from the 200 - possibly they all lived in London, or belonged to London lodges.
The 20 plaques are arranged in 3 blocks (North, West, South) around the central 'Freemason VCs' plaque. Each plaque carries 3 names (some 4), in alphabetical sequence, starting in the top left of the N block, and reading down the columns in each block, so that is how we've labelled them: N1...N6, W1...W6, Z1...Z8 (using Z instead of S to get the sequence right).