Book of Remembrance
How and When
|1.||11 June 1950||Bro. H. Goldstein||Founder - 1950|
|2.||April 1954||Bro. J.W. Anderson||Founder - 1950||First S.D.|
|3.||May 1955||Rt Wor. Bro. J.H. Vivian||D.G.M.||Hon. Member 21|11|1950||Consecrating
|4.||November 1957||Bro. F.W. Bolton||Initiated 17|06|1952|
|5.||25 January 1961||Bro. P.L. Archer||Initiated 17|11|1953|
|6.||24 February 1962||Bro. S.C.B. Baker||Initiated 16|06|1959|
|7.||11 January 1963||Bro. S.W. Brown||Initiated 21|09|1954|
|8.||August 1966||Wor. Bro. A.E. Talken||Joined 20|02|1951||7th Master 1956|1957|
|9.||23 March 1968||Bro. H.O. Groth||Founder - 1950|
|10.||18 October 1968||Rt. Wor. Bro. J.G. Folly||D.G.M. P.G.D.(Eng)||Founder - 1950||Charter Master
Hon. Member 18|06|1957
|11.||18 February 1969||Bro. K.C. Thomson||Initiated 19|01|1965|
|12.||18 June 1969||V. Wor. Bro. P.M. Roos||D.D.G.M. P.G.D. (Eng)||Founder - 1950||First Tyler
Hon. Member 21|05|1963
|13.||August 1969||Wor. Bro. T.W. Jauncey||P.A.D.G.Std.Br.||Founder - 1950||Charter S.W.|
|14.||August 1970||Bro. F.B. Elliott||Initiated 17|04|1951|
|15.||1 November 1970||Rt. Wor. Bro. F. Vernon Fairbrass||P.D.G.M.||Hon. Member 21|11|1950||Consecrating Orator|
|16.||14 December 1971||Bro. F.C. Olive||Initiated 19|01|1954|
|17.||17 February 1972||Bro. K.S. McArthur||Initiated 16|11|1954|
|18.||25 April 1972||Wor. Bro. C.S. Dart||P.D.G.W.
|Founder - 1950
Hon. Member 20|05|1969
Hon. Member 20|05|1969
|19.||12 August 1972||Wor. Bro. Sir Colin Garbett||P.G.D. (Eng)||Hon. Member 18|06|1957|
|20.||4 June 1973||Wor. Bro. C.H. Berrell||Joined 20|02|1951||17th Master 1966|1967|
|21.||6 March 1974||Wor. Bro. C.S. Parnall||P.D.G.W.||Founder - 1950
Hon Member 18|01|1972
Hon Member 18|01|1972
|22.||14 April 1974||Wor. Bro. H.B. Ward||P.D.G.Std.Br.||Founder - 1950||First Asst. Secy.|
|23.||10 August 1974||Wor. Bro. R.W. Long||P.D.G.D.||Founder - 1950||First Chaplian|
|24.||28 January 1975||Bro J. Bonnell||Initiated 21|07|1953|
|25.||28 August 1975||Bro. S.M. Martin||Initiated 20|08|1968||J.W. 1974|1975|
|26.||10 October 1975||Bro. G.F. Lamont||Initiated 15|01|1963|
|27.||3 January 1976||Wor. Bro. E.R. Dwelley||P.D.G.Std.Br.||Founder - 1950||First Dir. of Cer.|
|28.||10 January 1977||Bro T.G. Chouler||Initiated 21|03|1967|
|29.||30 march 1977||Wor. Bro. E. Hart||P.D.G.Std.||Initiated 21|11|1950||1st Iniate of the Lodge
8th Master 1957|1958
|30.||5 July 1977||Bro. C.F. Severin||Joined 17|08|1954||Initiated 15|06|1921
Orroroo Lodge No.40
then member of
Lewis Lodge of Faith No.81
Both in South Australia
|31.||10 July 1977||Wor. Bro. W. van Doesburg||P.D.G.D.||Founder - 1950
|One of the first Four
Stewards of the Lodge
|32.||3 August 1977||Bro. R.T. Lucas||Initiated 16|07|1957||Organist of the Lodge
from 1958 untill
time of his death
|33.||19 Febuary 1978||Bro. M Monty||Joined 16|01|1973||Initiated Prosperity Lodge
No. 2607 E.C. in 1963
|34.||26 December 1978||Bro. M. Lunsky||initiated 17|04|1962|
|35.||12 August 1979||Wor. Bro. S.R. Pledger||P.D.G.D.C.|| Founder - 1950
|One of the first Four
Stewards of the Lodge
|36.||26 October 1979||Bro. M. Kobrin||Initiated 17|04|1951||Died on Holiday
in New York
|37.||January 1980||Bro. D.E. Clarke||Raised 16|06|0964|
|38.||19 April 1980||Wor. Bro. J.A. de Beer||P.D.S.G.D.||Initiated 20|02|1951||3rd Initiate
Initiated his son
into the Lodge
|39.||28 August 1980||Bro. R.J. Law||Joined||Ex Woodslands Lodge|
|40.||25 Febuary 1983||Bro. Jack Davis||Joining Member 16|01|1968||Initiated Primrose
Lodge 710 IC 1940
|41.||7 December 1983||Wor. Bro. J.B. Foden||P.D.J.G.W.||Joined 15|04|1952||Initiated 19|02|1947
Bucking & Chandos 2667
12th Master 1961|1962
|42.||27 July 1984||Bro. E.A. Wakely-Smith||initiated 20|11|1956|
|43.||24 September 1986||Bro. J. Goodman||Initiated 28|02|1968|
|44.||March 1986||Bro. D.H.J. Cutler||Initiated 20|07|1976|
|45.||6 July 1990||Wor. Bro. Dr. Albert Bamford||Joining Member||Master 1988|1989|
|46.||25 May 1991||Wor. Bro. N.A. Robinson||P.D.S.G.W.||Founder 13|10|1950|
|47.||1 August 1991||Wor. Bro. J.J.H. Botha||Initiated 20|11|1962|
|48.||31 August 1994||Wor. Bro. W.W. Martin||P.D.A.G.D.C.||Joined 18|06|1968
Northern Counties 706 E.C.
|Honarary Member 1985|
|49.||23 November 1994||Wor. Bro. C.R. Hulbert|| P.D.J.G.W.
PZ P.G.St.B. in R.A.
|Initiated 21|07|1964||Master 1970|1971|
|50.||14 September 1995||Wor. Bro. T.R. Ziervogel||P.D.S.G.W. PZ.||Founder 13|10|1950||Hon. Member 1992|
|51.||7 June 1999||Wor. Bro. J.E. Peasnall||P.D.J.G.W. PZ.||Initiated 7|04|1973|
|52.||29 April 2005||Wor. Bro. G. Fisher||P.D.S.G.W.||Initiated Overseas|
|53.||2007||Wor. Bro. L.E. Davis||P.D.G.St.B. PZ.||W.M. 1964
Wor. Bro. J.B. Parnell
|54.||19 May 2008||Wor. Bro. Paul Slot||P.D.S.G.W.||Hon. Member||W.M. 1971|1972|
|55.||2 June 2009||Bro. A.J.B. Marais (Braam)||Fellowcraft||19|06|2008|
|56.||5 July 2009||Bro. R. Howell||EA||Initiated 21|07|2005||Ray Failed to progress
But paid Subs
Didnt want to be Steward.
|57.||19 July 2009||Wor. Bro. Walter B. Newman||P.D.S.G.W.|
|58.||22 January 2011||Rt. Wor. Bro. M.S. Freeman||P.D.G.M.||Hon. Member|
|59.||2012||Wor. Bro. Dave Powell||P.D.J.G.W.||Hon. Member|
|60.||14 July 2013||Wor. Bro. Carl A.S. Hamel||P.A.G.D.C.||
Joined Golden Harvest
(Day Time Lodge)
|61.||12 April 2014||W Bro John Caizergues||PDistSGD PZ.||Initiated 17/11/1987||W.M. 1993-1994, 1998-1999 and 2000-2001|
|62.||24 April 2015||Bro Simon Harris||Initiated 18/09/2008|
|63.||30 April 2015||VW Bro Dion de Beer||
Initiated 15th November 1960
Hon. Member 21/11/2013
W.M. 1968-1996 2008-2009
Worshipful Master for the first time, in our Lodge, in 1968-69 and again in 2008-09 which year, incidentally, marked a period of 40 years as the anniversary of his first time serving as the WM. He eventually went on to achieve high office in our District serving as Assistant District Grand Master for a number of years and ultimately becoming the Deputy District Grand Master of the District Grand Lodge of the Transvaal which honour in our District afforded him the Rank, through the appointing by the Grand Master, the MW Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, of PGSwdB.
He served as Deputy District Grand Master from 2000 to 2004 and as Deputy Grand Superintendent in the Royal Arch from 1994 to 2000. He also served as Inspector General of the District of South Africa, North east in the Rose Croix from 1998 to 2006. He was also the Treasurer of the South African Branch Council of the Rose Croix for many years.
|64.||11th July 2015||W Bro Harry A Davis||PDistDepGDC||Initiated
Harry was an ardent member of the Melrose Lodge and District Grand Lodge of the Transvaal until moving to Port Elizabeth several years ago.
Suffered a heart attack
|65.||10 April 2016||W Bro Dawid Faul||DistAGSec||Initiated
|David Faul Memorial Service, 15 April 2016
Gracepoint Methodist Church, Glenferness, Johannesburg
Good Morning everyone.
My name is John Mucklow from Melrose Lodge and I have been asked to say a few words. I’ve known David personally since 1993 and in recent years stayed on the same farm so have included a few personal reflections.
Firstly, thank you to the family for agreeing to include this tribute. On behalf of Melrose Lodge may I extend to you the most heartfelt condolences on your terrible loss. Please know that everyone here today is shocked and devastated, understands your ordeal and shares in your grief and mourning.
Melrose Lodge is where David was initiated to Freemasonry in the year 2000 and he was master of that lodge in 2006-7. He went on to pursue a vigorous Masonic career. During his time he was an active member of both the Holy Royal Arch Order, and the Mark Master Masons Order, as well as the Order of the Secret Monitor and the Operatives side degree. Well respected and highly thought off, he became a District Grand Standard Bearer and this year was District Assistant Grand Secretary. He was my proposer for both Melrose and Prosperity Mark Lodges.
Freemasonry was not just an abiding interest in his life, he was passionate about it.
District responsibilities require travel and the visiting of the many of the Lodges in the District and he was meticulous in the tireless discharge of these duties. We will miss his loyal and steadfast demeanour and dedication.
There will be an opportunity at the end of this service for masons to pay a final tribute, which is a traditional symbolic gesture, that of laying a sprig of acacia, which is an evergreen, to mark the grave of the recently deceased.
A Book of Remembrance is read every year at the January meeting of Melrose Lodge. Sadly, David’s name will be added to those who have served the Lodge so well and passed on to the Grand Lodge Above.
David had some subtle qualities and understood some subtle things. He knew that the ability to keep secrets is a test of character. No one could keep a secret better than David. A man must show he can be trusted with little before he can be trusted with much.
He was a patient man and patience is the beginning of wisdom.
He had kindness in him and kindness is the beginning of love.
David had a great sense of humour. He appreciated a good joke and could tell one too. Sometimes his material was a little dusty and this was one of his several charming eccentricities. We at Melrose got used to seeing him at our croquet day functions in his white Panama hat. Croquet brought out his competitive side as did chess also.
He died tragically as a brave unarmed man defending his property. A life certainly interrupted, possibly unfinished.
The light of a master mason is but darkness visible, not very bright, shaded by a mysterious veil which the eye of human reason cannot penetrate unless assisted by that light which is from above. Let us be careful to perform our allotted task while is yet day.
Some of you may remember the Fall Inn, a restaurant near Lanseria airport which he started and ran for some years. During its time it served many bush pilots of the era with what were fondly called ‘last blasts’. He often enlivened our festive board with these, together with his jokes of course, and I hope when you leave here today you will find an opportunity to raise your glass to him and drink one more ‘last blast’.
David would have liked that.
|66.||28 April 2016||W Bro John Malone||P.D.S.G.W.||Joined from Phoenix Lodge 19.10.2013|