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Notable Members

Notable Members

Notable Freemasons of Lodge Southern Cross

 

Notable Freemasons of Lodge Southern Cross, did not gain their fame due to being Freemasons, however the distinct nature of the achievements by some of our historic members does speak volumes about the character of the type of man that chooses to join our Antient Craft.

The Victoria Cross

Bro. Lieutenant Nevill Josiah Aylmer Coghill. 1st/24th Regiment. Affiliate. Junior Deacon 1876/77. (The first posthumous Victoria Cross awarded.)

Lieutenant Nevill Josiah Aylmer Coghill
Lieutenant Nevill Josiah Aylmer Coghill. First posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross.

 Elevated to the Peerage

Bro. Field Marshall Lord (Francis) Grenfell. 60th Regiment.  Affiliate. Depute Master 1876/77.

Field Marshal Francis Wallace Grenfell GCMG. (1841 - 1925)
Field Marshal Francis Wallace Grenfell GCMG. (1841 – 1925)

The Honour of Knighthood

Bro. General Sir Frederick W.E. Ferrestier- Walker. Scots Guard. Initiate.

Bro. Sir William R.E. Dalrymple R.N. Initiate.

Bro. Colonel Sir Frank Johnson. M.P. Initiate.

Bro. Sir Herbert Baker K.C.I.E. A.R.I.B.A. Initiate.

Bro. Sir William Thorne. Initiate.

Bro. Sir Frederick Smith. Initiate.

Bro. Sir William Mitchell Cotts Bart. M.P. Initiate.

Union Buildings South Africa
Designed by Sir Herbert Baker in 1910 to mark the Union of South Africa, The Union Buildings in Pretoria South Africa is the official seat of South African government.

Members of Parliament

Bro. The Hon. Justice A.W. Cole LLB. Initiate.

Bro. Ludwig Wiener. Affiliate.

Bro. The Hon. John Miller (Treasurer General). Affiliate.

Bro. The Right Honble. J.W. Jagger (Cabinet Minister). Initiate.

Bro. Sir Frank Johnson (Rhodesia). Initiate.

Bro. W.D. Baxter P.M. Initiate.

Bro. Sir William Mitchell Cotts Bart. M.P. Initiate.

Bro. The Rt. Honble. Richard Stuttaford (Cabinet Minister). Initiate.

Bro. Captain W.R. Butters R.N.R. P.M. Initiate.

Bro. Anders Ohlsson. Affiliate.

Bro. William M. Maynard Farmer. Initiate.

Baxter Theatre Centre, Rondebosch, Cape Town.
The Baxter Theatre Centre owes its existence to the bequest of William Duncan Baxter to the University of Cape Town in 1960.

Mayors of Cape Town

Bro. John Parker. 1892 (1st Mayor of Greater Cape Town.)

Bro. Sir William Thorne 1903/04.

Bro. W.D. Baxter M.P. P.M. 1907/08.

Bro. Sir Frederick W. Smith 1908-12.

Bro. James D. Low. P.M. 1935-37.

Bro. Jan Dommissee. M.P.C. 1969-71.

Bro. E.J. Hartley P.M. P.D.G.M (Deputy Mayor) 1927/28.

Bro. A.A. Balsille (Deputy Mayor) 1958.

The first Mayor of Greater Cape Town, John Parker in 1892.
The first Mayor of Greater Cape Town, John Parker in 1892.

Presidents of the Cape Town Chamber of Commerce

Bro. Aaron de Pass (Founder Member).

Bro. Ludwig Wiener. 1888 – 1896 & 1905.

Bro. J.W. Jagger. 1899. 1901 – 1906. 1909 – 1913.

Bro. J.A.S. Watson. 1902.

Bro. J.M. Stephen. 1903 –¬† 1904.

Bro. W.Duncan Baxter. 1916 – 1917. 1926 – 1928.

Bro. The Rt. Honble. Richard Stuttaford. 1918 – 1919.

Bro. E. Rowe. 1921 – 1924.

Bro. P. Wenban. 1932 – 1933.

The first Stuttafords Store on Adderley Street in Cape Town. Early 1900's.
The first Stuttafords Store on Adderley Street in Cape Town. Early 1900’s.