William Luson Thomas

The Illustrated London News published the above engraving in their April 1863 number. Entitled the “Officers of the Victoria Rifles” it shows a number of the early Brethren of the Lodge (from left to right):

[Lieutenant Alfred Daniel Keeson]

Ensign the Earl of Breadalbane (Sir John Alexander Gavin Campbell)

[Ensign Thrupp]

Captain Barclay Greenhill

Lieutenant William Ewing

[Captain William Dickinson]

[Lt Colonel the 2nd Duke of Wellington KG]

Dr Charles Stewart

[Sergeant Pixley]

Captain & Adjutant Abraham Trew

[Ensign Hector Maclean Hay]

[Sergeant Henry Francis Dickins – although not a member of the Lodge, Henry Dickins was the father of Col Vernon Dickins, Maj Wyndham Harold Dickins and Major Henry Percy Tavener Dickins who were all members.]

Sergeant Major Abbott

Note: those noted in square brackets are not members of the Lodge.