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Brothers in Alms - French, Pershing, Jellicoe, Wingate, Allenby and Alexander, Freyberg, Gort


John “Black Jack” Pershing was Commander of the US army that came to our aid in 1917. He was so named as he volunteered after completing his West Point training to command the army of the African American soldiers that had been formed during the Civil War. Admiral John Jellicoe was Admiral of the Fleet at the beginning of the war but after the bad showing at the Battle of Jutland was replaced. General Sir Francis Reginald Wingate was a leading army commander during the war on several fronts. All three were active Freemasons.


French, Pershing, Jellicoe, Wingate, Allenby

Capture of Jerusalem by British Forces

Capture of Jerusalem by British Forces

General Sir Francis Reginald, Governor-General of the Sudan, 1 January 1919


General John Joseph, Commander of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe in WWI


Admiral John Rushworth, climbing onto the bridge of the Flagship, HMS Iron Duke, c.1916

Admiral of the Fleet

General Pershing and General Foch during Foch’s visit to the United States after WWI, c.1921


John Rushworth Jellicoe, c.1918


General John Denton Pinkstone French reviews a line of cadets before presenting them with medals, 17 October 1916


General Pershing inspects troops in Brest, France, c.1918



Alexander, Freyberg, Gort

 General Sir Harold Alexander

General Sir Harold Alexander

General Sir Harold Alexander, Commander of the 18th Army Group, with General George Patton and Rear Admiral Alan G. Kirk, July 1943

Inspecting Invasion Forces off the Coast of North Africa

General Sir Harold Alexander, Anthony Eden, Lord Alanbrooke, Winston Churchill, Air Chief Tedder, Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, General Marshal, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and General Bernard Montgomery, 6 August 1943

War Leaders

Major General Bernard Freyberg, VC

Major General Bernard Freyberg, VC

Commander of the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Commander of Allied Forces during the Battle of Crete and commanded the British Army during the North African and Italian campaigns, 15 August 1940 Military History Collection/Alamy Stock Photos

Field Marshal John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort VC

General Sir Harold Alexander c.1944

Italian Front

General Bernard Freyberg VC, Commander of New Zealand Forces, Anthony Eden, British Secretary of State for War, and Sir Miles Lampson, Ambassador in Egypt, welcoming the arrival of troops in Suez, March 1940

Anzacs in Suez

British Mark IV tank with Canadian soldiers.


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