D O L Westmorland

Born in Poona, India, on December 9th 1938, Dickon was in the Hill from 1952 to 1955 and then joined the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment, serving in Cyprus during the emergency. Because of a rugby injury he was invalided out of the army and joined Barclays Bank DCO, training in Liverpool and London before being posted overseas in 1962.

First of all he worked in Ghana and was initiated, on 15 January 1964,
into the Ashanti Lodge No 3717 EC in Kumasi before going to Nigeria, the
West Indies and the USA. Subsequently, during 1969 while posted to Uganda he became the Founding Substitute Master of Lodge Ruwenzori No 1652 SC, a Scottish Lodge formed in Kilembe.

He married Rachel Philippa Taylor in 1970 and, after a spell in London, was
posted to Mauritius where he became W.M of The Lodge of Friendship No 1696 EC, being honoured with an official visit from the Pro Grand Master, MW Brother the Earl Cadogan MC DL and the Grand Secretary, VW Brother James W Stubbs PJGW in October 1973.

Returning to London, he became W.M of the Old  Wellingtonian Lodge No 3404 in 1975. He then went to Singapore, continuing his Masonic activities
before retiring to Australia in 1996. 

Whilst no longer a member of the Lodge due to the distances involved he remains in contact and a keen supporter, especially helping novice lodge historians with their efforts which is much appreciated.