Famous Freemasons

Some of our famous Brethren include:
MONARCHS
King George IV (1762 - 1830)
King William IV (1765 - 1837)
King Edward VII (1841 - 1910)
King Edward VIII (1894 - 1972)
King George VI (1895 - 1952)

STATESMEN
Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)
George Canning (1770 - 1827)
Lord Randolph Churchill (1849 - 1895)
Cecil Rhodes (1852 - 1903)
Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
Leopold S. Amery (1873 - 1955)

RELIGION
Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury (1887 - 1972)
Sir Israel Brodie (1895 - 1979)

SCIENTISTS
Sir Joseph Banks (1744 - 1820)
Dr Edward Jenner (1749 - 1823)
Sir Alexander Fleming (1881 - 1955)
Sir Bernard Spilsbury (1877 - 1947)

EXPLORERS
Sir Richard Burton (1821 - 1890)
Capt Robert Falcon Scott, RN (1868 - 1912)
Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874 - 1922)

CHARITY
Dr T. J. Barnardo (1845 - 1905)
1st Viscount Leverhulme (1851 - 1925)
Sir William “Billy” Butlin (1899 - 1980)

ARMY
General Sir John Moore (1761 - 1809)
Field Marshal The Duke of Wellington KG (1769 - 1852)
Field Marshal The Earl Roberts of Kandahar VC, KG, KP (1832 - 1914)
Field Marshal The Earl Kitchener of Khartoum KG, KP (1850 - 1916)
Field Marshal Sir John French, 1st Earl of Ypres KP (1852 - 1925)
Field Marshal The Earl Haig KT (1861 - 1928)
General Sir Reginald Wingate Bt, GCB (1861 - 1953)
Field Marshal The Viscount Wolseley KP (1883 - 1913)
Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck GCB (1884 - 1981)
Field Marshal The Earl Alexander of Tunis KG (1891 - 1969)
Lieutenant-Colonel ‘Paddy’ Maine DSO*** (1915 - 1955)

NAVY
Admiral Sir Sidney Smith KCB(1764 - 1840)
Admiral Lord Charles Beresford GCB, GCVO (1841 - 1919)
Admiral of the Fleet The Earl Jellicoe GCB, OM, GCVO (1859 - 1935)

ROYAL AIR FORCE
Marshal of the Royal Air Force The Lord Newall GCB, OM, GCMG, CBE AM (1886 - 1963)
Squadron Leader Henry Melvin “Dinghy” Young DFC & Bar (1915 - 1943)

ARTISTS
Sir James Thornhill (1676 - 1734)
William Hogarth (1697 - 1764)
John Zoffany (1733 - 1810)
Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837)
ENTERTAINERS
Sir Harry Lauder 
David Nixon
Cyril Fletcher
Geraldo
Nat Jackley
Alfred Marks
Jim Davidson
Edmundo Ross
Cyril Stapleton
Tommy Trinder
Jimmy Wheeler
Roger de Courcey

SPORTSMEN
Harold Abrahams
Jackie Milburn
Sir Donald Campbell
Malcolm Campbell
Sir Leonard Hutton
Jock Stein
Sir Alec Rose
Sir Clive Lloyd
Jim Peters
Sir Arthur Gold
Trevor Simpson
Len Shackleton
Joe Wade
Leslie Compton
Herbert Sutcliffe
Bill Bowes
Sir Thomas Lipton
William ‘Jack’ Dempsey
Arnold Palmer
Tony Allcock
Peter Ebdon
Mark Wildman
“Smokin’ Joe” Frazier

ACTORS
David Garrick (1717 - 1779)
Edmund Kean (1787 - 1833)
Sir Henry Irving (1838 - 1905 )
Sir Donald Wolfitt (1902 - 1968)
Peter Sellers (1925 - 1980)
Ernest Borgnine (1917 - 2012)

WRITERS
Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)
Edward Gibbon (1734 - 1794)
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)
Robbie Burns (1759 - 1796)
Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)
Anthony Trollope (1815 - 1882)
Sir William S. Gilbert (1836 - 1911)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)
Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

MUSIC
Thomas Arne (1710 - 1778) Rule Britannia
Samuel Wesley (1766 - 1837)
Sir Henry Bishop (1786 - 1855) Home Sweet Home
Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842 - 1900)