WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Zulu Dawn Film. Chard: The army doesn’t like more than one disaster in a day.Bromhead: Looks bad in the newspapers and upsets civilians at their breakfast.
 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  GalleryGallery  PublicationsPublications  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» EDMUND FOWLER VC
Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyFri Jun 21, 2019 8:02 pm by 1879graves

» Secrets of the National Archives
Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyThu Jun 20, 2019 10:06 am by rusteze

» Rededication to Lance Sergeant James Taylor. 16tj June 2019
Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyThu Jun 20, 2019 2:49 am by 90th

» Col. F.V. NORTHEY
Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyWed Jun 19, 2019 11:51 pm by ADMIN

» Original Blue Books
Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyWed Jun 19, 2019 11:11 am by rusteze

» Hitch had no luck with VC's
Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyTue Jun 18, 2019 7:45 pm by 1879graves

» Gunner William George Taylor
Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyTue Jun 18, 2019 10:08 am by Julian Whybra

» Francis S Alcock
Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyMon Jun 17, 2019 8:45 pm by 1879graves

» Rev-Thomas Foran
Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyMon Jun 17, 2019 6:42 pm by 1879graves

» Gras Fusil 1874
Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyMon Jun 17, 2019 5:11 pm by rusteze

» The Pigeon Pie Incident
Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyMon Jun 17, 2019 1:42 pm by Petty Officer Tom

» Henry Hook VC
Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyMon Jun 17, 2019 11:48 am by rusteze

» 1373 Pte Alfred Henry Hook VC.
Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyMon Jun 17, 2019 9:17 am by ADMIN

» Lance Sergeant James Taylor (25B/82) E Company 2nd Battalion, 24th Regiment (2nd Warwickshire),
Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyMon Jun 17, 2019 9:14 am by ADMIN

» My new project HELP WANTED
Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyFri Jun 14, 2019 10:18 am by Julian Whybra

Brev. Lt-Col. R.H. Buller, VC, Staff: 2/60th KRRC-Zungwini,Hlobane, Khambula, Ulundi
Free Mason's in the British Army BullerBrev.[Mac and Shad] (Isandula Collection)
Anglo-Zulu war: Walking the battlefield of Kambula
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Top posters
90th
Free Mason's in the British Army Bar_leftFree Mason's in the British Army BarFree Mason's in the British Army Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Free Mason's in the British Army Bar_leftFree Mason's in the British Army BarFree Mason's in the British Army Bar_right 
littlehand
Free Mason's in the British Army Bar_leftFree Mason's in the British Army BarFree Mason's in the British Army Bar_right 
ADMIN
Free Mason's in the British Army Bar_leftFree Mason's in the British Army BarFree Mason's in the British Army Bar_right 
1879graves
Free Mason's in the British Army Bar_leftFree Mason's in the British Army BarFree Mason's in the British Army Bar_right 
rusteze
Free Mason's in the British Army Bar_leftFree Mason's in the British Army BarFree Mason's in the British Army Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
Free Mason's in the British Army Bar_leftFree Mason's in the British Army BarFree Mason's in the British Army Bar_right 
John
Free Mason's in the British Army Bar_leftFree Mason's in the British Army BarFree Mason's in the British Army Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
Free Mason's in the British Army Bar_leftFree Mason's in the British Army BarFree Mason's in the British Army Bar_right 
impi
Free Mason's in the British Army Bar_leftFree Mason's in the British Army BarFree Mason's in the British Army Bar_right 
Fair Use Notice
Fair use notice. This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material and images are available in our efforts to advance the understanding of the “Anglo Zulu War of 1879. For educational & recreational purposes. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in UK copyright law. The information is purely for educational and research purposes only. No profit is made from any part of this website. If you hold the copyright on any material on the site, or material refers to you, and you would like it to be removed, please let us know and we will work with you to reach a resolution.
Top posting users this month
1879graves
Free Mason's in the British Army Bar_leftFree Mason's in the British Army BarFree Mason's in the British Army Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Free Mason's in the British Army Bar_leftFree Mason's in the British Army BarFree Mason's in the British Army Bar_right 
ADMIN
Free Mason's in the British Army Bar_leftFree Mason's in the British Army BarFree Mason's in the British Army Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
Free Mason's in the British Army Bar_leftFree Mason's in the British Army BarFree Mason's in the British Army Bar_right 
rusteze
Free Mason's in the British Army Bar_leftFree Mason's in the British Army BarFree Mason's in the British Army Bar_right 
90th
Free Mason's in the British Army Bar_leftFree Mason's in the British Army BarFree Mason's in the British Army Bar_right 
John Young
Free Mason's in the British Army Bar_leftFree Mason's in the British Army BarFree Mason's in the British Army Bar_right 
Petty Officer Tom
Free Mason's in the British Army Bar_leftFree Mason's in the British Army BarFree Mason's in the British Army Bar_right 
aussie inkosi
Free Mason's in the British Army Bar_leftFree Mason's in the British Army BarFree Mason's in the British Army Bar_right 
scotrohrer2000
Free Mason's in the British Army Bar_leftFree Mason's in the British Army BarFree Mason's in the British Army Bar_right 
Most active topics
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Durnford was he capable.1
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Durnford was he capable. 4
Durnford was he capable.5
The ammunition question
Durnford was he capable.2
Durnford was he capable. 3
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.

Share
 

 Free Mason's in the British Army

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Guest
Guest



Free Mason's in the British Army Empty
PostSubject: Free Mason's in the British Army   Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyWed Jan 29, 2014 10:05 pm

I have often been struck by the number
of officer's who were on ' the square '
i seem to recall from memory that Melvill
and Coghill were mason's, their lodge being
in Gib/Malta.. were all the officer class
mason's if so why?. were they actively
recruited. will some one fill me in on this..  Salute 
Back to top Go down
24th

24th

Posts : 1845
Join date : 2009-03-25

Free Mason's in the British Army Empty
PostSubject: Re: Free Mason's in the British Army   Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyWed Jan 29, 2014 10:38 pm

I think your find Melville was fast tracked into the mason. I think to 3rd degree!
Wasn't there a Mason Gavel found at Isandlwana.
Back to top Go down
littlehand

littlehand

Posts : 7072
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 50
Location : Down South.

Free Mason's in the British Army Empty
PostSubject: Re: Free Mason's in the British Army   Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyWed Jan 29, 2014 10:44 pm

24th I think you mean Coghill!

"The Victoria Cross and the Royal Lodge of Friendship No. 278

"After the Crimean War the Lodge of Friendship continued to attract many Officers and Gentlemen from visiting Battalions to its ranks. This was primarily due to the falling off in the number of Military Lodges, by 1886 only sixteen Field Lodges remained in the British Army. One Officer in particular, a young Irish Sub-Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, 24th Regiment, the King’s Own Scottish Borderers by the name of Nevill Joseph Aylmer Coghill aged 22 years, applied for and was accepted a member of the Lodge of Friendship No. 278. In the Masonic Register of members of our District he is recorded as having been initiated on the 2nd September 1874, passed on the 17th of the same month, and raised just a few weeks later, on the 7th October. Bro. Coghill’s rapid initiation into the three degrees in such a short space of time, (including the holding of an emergency meeting for such a purpose) was due to the Battalion’s imminent departure from the Garrison early in November.



Only a few months earlier another Lieutenant from the same Regiment had become a joining member of the Friendship Lodge on the 1st April 1874. Lt. Teignmouth Melville initiated into Glittering Star Lodge No. 322 I.C had like his fellow Officer and Brother Mason Lt. Coghill joined the popular Friendship Lodge as was traditional amongst the Officers and Gentlemen serving in Gibraltar at the time. Both men called off from Friendship Lodge on the 31st December 1874 prior to their departure from the Garrison. The Scottish Borderers headed for South Africa where on the 1st November 1876, Coghill became a joining member of Southern Cross Lodge No. 398 Scottish Constitution, and on joining he stated that his Mother Lodge was the Lodge of Friendship, Gibraltar.



Three years later, on the 22nd January 1879, the thin red line of the Scottish Borderers were no match for the thousands of well disciplined Zulu warriors who overwhelmed them at Isandhlwana. All the officers of the 24th and all but two of the men were killed. In what was later to be immortalized by the film ‘Zulu Dawn’, Lt. Coghill joined another officer who was trying to save the Queen’s Colours, that Officer was none other than his fellow Brother Lt. Melville. Zulu warriors relentlessly pursued the two Officers and whilst crossing the swollen Buffalo River, Lt. Coghill went to the rescue of his brother officer, who had lost his horse and was in mortal danger without heed to his own safety. His gallant effort proved futile
as they were overtaken by their pursuers and after a short struggle both men were killed."
Back to top Go down
90th

90th

Posts : 9963
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 63
Location : Melbourne, Australia

Free Mason's in the British Army Empty
PostSubject: Free Masons in the British Army    Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyThu Jan 30, 2014 5:18 am

I doubt me old mate Martin will enjoy your post Littlehand , with it referring to the Regt as being The South Wales Borderers !
90th
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



Free Mason's in the British Army Empty
PostSubject: Re: Free Mason's in the British Army   Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyThu Jan 30, 2014 8:43 pm

Three years later, on the 22nd January 1879, the thin red line of the Scottish Borderers...?
Back to top Go down
Frank Allewell

Frank Allewell

Posts : 7213
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 72
Location : Cape Town South Africa

Free Mason's in the British Army Empty
PostSubject: Re: Free Mason's in the British Army   Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyFri Jan 31, 2014 7:12 am

There were a lot more masons at isandlwana other than officers.
Sgnt Edward Daly lists: QMS Davis, CM Smith, MacCracken, Brierley, Byrne, Saunders, "plus others".

Letter to Mrs MaCaffery 5th Feb.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



Free Mason's in the British Army Empty
PostSubject: Re: Free Mason's in the British Army   Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyFri Jan 31, 2014 9:24 pm

Three years later, on the 22nd January 1879, the thin red line of the Scottish Borderers...? ?
Back to top Go down
littlehand

littlehand

Posts : 7072
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 50
Location : Down South.

Free Mason's in the British Army Empty
PostSubject: Re: Free Mason's in the British Army   Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyMon Mar 03, 2014 8:56 pm

24th wrote:
I think your find Melville was fast tracked into the mason. I think to 3rd degree!

Wasn't there a Mason Gavel found at Isandlwana.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
John Young

John Young

Posts : 1880
Join date : 2013-09-08
Age : 63
Location : Lower Sheering, Essex

Free Mason's in the British Army Empty
PostSubject: Re: Free Mason's in the British Army   Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyMon Mar 03, 2014 9:53 pm

LH,

Well that clarifies that ones Edward Daly mentions were not Freemasons as Springy suggested above but members of the Independent Order of Good Templars, which was a Temperance Society. Giving the article mentions Colonel Harvey, I suggest it dates from post-August 1888, but pre-27th July 1890.

John Y.
Back to top Go down
littlehand

littlehand

Posts : 7072
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 50
Location : Down South.

Free Mason's in the British Army Empty
PostSubject: Re: Free Mason's in the British Army   Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyMon Mar 03, 2014 10:27 pm


TEMPERANCE COLUMN.
Evening Post, Volume LX, Issue 60, 8 September 1900, Page 3
Back to top Go down
John Young

John Young

Posts : 1880
Join date : 2013-09-08
Age : 63
Location : Lower Sheering, Essex

Free Mason's in the British Army Empty
PostSubject: Re: Free Mason's in the British Army   Free Mason's in the British Army EmptyMon Mar 03, 2014 10:33 pm

LH,

Not J. J. Harvey in that case, obviously another Harvey serving in the Bengal Presidency in 1900.

John Y.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




Free Mason's in the British Army Empty
PostSubject: Re: Free Mason's in the British Army   Free Mason's in the British Army Empty

Back to top Go down
 
Free Mason's in the British Army
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA-
Jump to: