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Freemason VCs - Z2 - Reynolds, Robertson, Robinson, Sherwood-Kelly

Erection date: 25/4/2017

Inscription

Douglas Reynolds, 26 August 1914, Age 31, Royal Field Artillery, Kitchener Lodge.

Charles Graham Robertson, 8-9 March 1918, Age 38, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), Deanery Lodge.

Eric Gascoigne Robinson, 25 April 1915, Age 32, Royal Navy, Navy Lodge.

John Sherwood-Kelly, 20 November 1917, Age 37, Norfolk Regiment, Authors 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 - Z2 - Reynolds, Robertson, Robinson, Sherwood-Kelly

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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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Douglas Reynolds, VC

Captain in the Royal Field Artillery. Awarded the Victoria Cross for his acti...

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Charles Graham Robertson, VC

Awarded the VC for his heroism on 8-9 March 1918, age 38, while serving in th...

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Eric Gascoigne Robinson, VC

Rear Admiral. Born Eric Gascoigne Robinson in Greenwich. He joined the Royal ...

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John Sherwood-Kelly, VC

Awarded the VC for his heroism on 20 November 1917, age 37, while serving in ...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Freemason VCs - Z2 - Reynolds, Robertson, Robinson, Sherwood-Kelly

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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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