A C T Boileau

Arthur Cadell Tait Boileau was the only boy from 1871’s intake at College to have joined the Lodge. He was in the Orange.

“The only surviving son of General Alexander Boileau of the Bengal Engineers, Arthur was born in India a few weeks before the Mutiny broke out and could not leave that country for two years. He served with the Royal Artillery for nearly 32 years at home and at India, Egypt, Baluchistan, Nova Scotia, and Mauritius. He was for five years secretary of the Royal Artillery Institute at Woolwich.”1 He was on the Board of Health in Woolwich, and his name even appears on the foundation stone of the Woolwich Public Library.

Boileau was a well known and prominent Freemason.

He was initiated in Nova Scotia, into Virgin Lodge No 3. He became that lodge’s Master, before becoming a Junior Grand Warden in 1893 for the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia.

He joined the Gunners’ lodge, Unique No 1789 in 1894, was Worship Master there in 1901, and joined the same Chapter, becoming First Principal the following year.


  1. The Times, February 11, 1925