A BRIEF DIARY OF EVENTS OF INTEREST AND DISTINGUISHED VISITORS
|1912||First recorded meeting of the Founders, when it was decided that Founder's Jewels (32/6d) and Officers' Collars (22/6d) be purchased and that the banquet following the Consecration should cost 5/6d.|
|22Oct||Consecration and first regular meeting. Eleven candidates for ballot, of whom one afterwards withdrew.|
|Nov||Ten candidates Initiated by dispensation of the Grand Master. A Lodge Charity Association was formed.|
|Dec||Ten Initiates "Passed".|
|Jan|| Nine Fellowcraft "Raised"
(by six and by three). Presentations of 50 hymn cards (Bro. Hawes), a Holy Bible (W.Bro. McLean),
three gavels and sounding boards (Bro. Ridley).
A Lodge of Instruction formed.
|Mar||Last meeting until October 1916. W.Bro. Parnell remained Master for three years by dispensation.|
|1915||Death of Col. A. J. Hopkins, Founder and first Treasurer. Architect of Iverna Gardens Headquarters, 1885.|
|1917||Visit from the Grand Secretary, Sir Colville Smith. Bro. E. V. Field first Charity Steward. (Girls List £26 5s.Od).|
|1918||Presentation of Warrant case by W.Bro. J. H. Gunn.|
|1919||Petition for formation of Royal Arch Chapter. W.Bro. McLean promoted P.D.G.Swd.B. at Peace Meeting. Lodge became Founding Member of Masonic Hospital, Fulham. Fee £100.|
|1920||Lodge became Hall Stone Lodge, Masonic Million Memorial. Visit from R.W.Bro. Lt.Gen. Sir Francis Lloyd, G.C.V.O., K.C.B., D.S.O., P.G.W., Honorary Colonel of the Regiment.|
|1921||Lodge Committee recommended that military rank of Members, be stated on Summons.|
|1922||R.W.Bro. Lt. Gen. Sir Francis Lloyd elected Honorary Member.|
|1924||Visit of 2 Past Masters and 3 M.M.'s from New South Wales.
Hall Stone collarette presented to W .Bro. Lt. Col. P. A. Hopkins (W.M.).
Final Lodge contributions £761.
P.M.'s Jewel presented to W.Bro. Hopkins by V.W.Bro. Very Rev. Dean J. S. Brownrigg, P.G., Chaplain, who joined H.M. Forces in 1860 and was still on the Army List.
|1926||Presentation of a set of silver-plated trumpets to the Regiment
by the Lodge.
Cost £21 12s.6d.
|1928||The Lodge contributed £68 to the Regimental Band Fund.|
|1929||The Lodge decided to raise £1,000 to qualify for the honour of naming a bed in the Royal Masonic Hospital, with an initial donation of £100. Total payment of £1,071 (including cost of name-plate) completed in 1934. Consent of the commanding officer and of the Royal Borough of Kensington to the use of the Borough Crest embodied in the Regimental Crest.|
|1937||Visit of the Deputy Grand Master, R.W.Bro. Gen. Sir Francis Davies, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O. (Commander 8th Division, 1914).|
|1938||Visit of Asst. Grand Master, R.W. Bro. Brig.-Gen. W. H. V. Darell, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O. (Commander 4th London Infantry Brigade). Visit of Bro. Sir John Shea, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., D.S.O. Honorary Colonel. (Commander 60th Division, Palestine).|
|1940||Visit of W.Bro. Percy Still, Past Grand Warden.|
|1942||Donation of £10 sent to O.C.A. Prisoners of War Fund.|
|1945||Visit of Grand Secretary, V.W.Bro. Sydney A. White. Presentation to W.Bro. A. W. Foxwell on completing 25 years as Secretary of the Lodge. The Grand Secretary informed the brethren that he had been initiated by W.Bro. Foxwell. The Lodge sponsored the Lodge of Allegiance, No.6213.|
|1947||Death of W.Bro. A. W. Foxwell, T.D., P.A.G.Swd.B., Founder and Secretary 1919-1947. A memorial service was held at St. Mary Abbots Church, Kensington.|
|1948|| Dedication of a Memorial Banner to W.Bro. Foxwell by W.Bro.
Rev. R. Sturgess, Past Assistant Grand Chaplain. Permission to wear " The Kensingtons" cap badge on officers'
collars in the Lodge granted by the Honorary Colonel, Gen. Sir H. Colville Wemyss, K.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O., M.C., and by the Grand Master, " so long as membership thereof is confined to those associated with the Regiment".
Ivory Gavel and base presented to the Lodge, engraved " Presented to the Kensington Battalion Lodge No.3624 by Colonel W. H. Godfrey, M.B.E., M.M., D.L., President of the O.C.A., as a token of gratitude for much hospitality and kindness.