by Helen Brookfield King (1933)

Colonel George Mitchell Weekley VD was a Barrister, Associate of King’s College, secretary to the Bengal Mills Company , and the eldest and only surviving son of Thomas Weekley of Clapham.

He was admitted to the Middle Temple on 3 November 1888 and was Called to the Bar on 10 June 1891. He was a Fellow of the Royal Colonial Institute, elected in 1909.

He married Doris Dunsterville Jacob, but sadly she died at the young age of 34.

He was gazetted as a Second Lieutenant in the Regiment on 23 June 1886. He rose to become the Second in Command. He also drilled the King’s College cadet contingent of the the Regiment.

He was initiated into the Lodge aged 43 in October 1904. He rose up the ladder becoming Worshipful Master in 1913 and staying on the following year, the November Installation meeting falling after the outbreak of the Great War, and George Matthews, his designated successor, having been ordered overseas.

He was the Founding Assistant Director of Ceremonies of the Royal Colonial Institute Lodge No 3556 in 1912 and was exalted into their Chapter. He was made Past Assistant Grand Registrar in 1919 , and Past Junior Grand Deacon in 1935.

He died in November 1935, leaving a sizeable legacy to the Lodge.