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Freemason VCs - W4 - Grimshaw, Haine, Hallowes

Freemason VCs Freemason VCs - W4 - Grimshaw, Haine, Hallowes

Erection date: 25/4/2017

Inscription

John Elisha Grimshaw, 25 April 1915, Age 22, The Lancashire Fusiliers, Llangattock Lodge.

Reginald Leonard Haine, 28-29 April 1917, Age 20, Honourable Artillery Company, Fitzroy Lodge.

Rupert Price Hallowes, 25-30 September 1915, Aged 34, The Duke of Cambridge’s Own, (Middlesex Regiment), Rosemary 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).

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Freemason VCs - W4 - Grimshaw, Haine, Hallowes

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World War 1

We'd always assumed that this war was known as the Great War until WW2 came a...

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John Elisha Grimshaw, VC

Awarded the VC for his heroism on 25 April 1915, age 22, while serving in the...

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Reginald Leonard Haine, VC

Awarded the VC for his heroism on 28-29 April 1917, age 20, while serving in ...

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Rupert Price Hallowes, VC

Awarded the VC for his heroism on 25-30 September 1915, aged 34, while servin...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Freemason VCs - W4 - Grimshaw, Haine, Hallowes

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Freemason VCs

Freemason VCs

Unveiled by the Duke of Kent.

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Freemason VCs - N1 - Addison, Belcher, Bennett

Freemason VCs - N1 - Addison, Belcher, Bennett

William Robert Fountaine Addison, 9 April 1916, Age 32, Army Chaplains’ Depar...

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Freemason VCs - N2 - Bent, Bloomfield, Bromley

Freemason VCs - N2 - Bent, Bloomfield, Bromley

Spencer John Bent, 1-2 November 1914, Age 23, The East Lancashire Regiment, A...

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Freemason VCs - N3 - Cator, Christie, Kennedy

Freemason VCs - N3 - Cator, Christie, Kennedy

Harry Cator, 9 April 1917, Age 23, The East Surrey Regiment, Wanderers’ Lodge...

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Freemason VCs - N4 - Collings-Wells, Cooper, Cruickshank

Freemason VCs - N4 - Collings-Wells, Cooper, Cruickshank

John Stanhope Collings-Wells, 22-27 March 1918, Aged 37, The Bedfordshire Reg...

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