Capt Peter Ligertwood RM 

Once in a while, a relative contacts the Lodge and says, “My Dad was a mason”, or, My Grandad was in your lodge”.

So, what a surprise when Donald contact the lodge and said that his Great Uncle was a member of the lodge, what Douglas then sent us, was truly amazing.

 

Who was Peter Ligertwood?

Born to parents Mary Helen and Peter Ligertwood in Coldwells, Cruden, Aberdeenshire in 1887 young son Peter Ligertwood joined the Marines in 1906 and underwent his recruit training at Blandford Dept.

Born to parents Mary Helen and Peter Ligertwood in Coldwells, Cruden, Aberdeenshire in 1887 young son Peter Ligertwood joined the Marines in 1906 and underwent his recruit training at Blandford Dept.

He married Sarah Annall on 29th December 1910 and they lived at 16 Blake Road, Gosport, Hants and had two sons: John H Ligertwood born 1913, and Douglas Ligertwood born 1916.

Peter returned to the Deport as a sergeant and for three years was one of the musketry staff and an able machine-gun instructor. His abilities marked him out for promotion and on the 18th January 1916, he was promoted, Lieutenant.

He married Sarah Annall on 29th December 1910 and they lived at 16 Blake Road, Gosport, Hants and had two sons: John H Ligertwood born 1913, and Douglas Ligertwood born 1916.

Peter returned to the Deport as a sergeant and for three years was one of the musketry staff and an able machine-gun instructor. His abilities marked him out for promotion and on the 18th January 1916, he was promoted, Lieutenant.

Capt P Ligertwood

Here we see Capt Peter Ligertwood and his brother Frederick

Letter to Mrs S Ligertwood

Found in the family Bible

The letter is dated 12th December 1917

From Sgt R Cottam RM
Sergeants Mess, A3 Lines
RND Camp
Blandford
Dorset

Capt Peter Ligertwood RM

Private Ligertwood RMLI 1906
Cpl 2nd July 1910. (left)

Sergeant Ligertwood RMLI ex PO/14301
20th Sept 1914 with shooting medals. (right)

GVRI

Scroll commerates that Cpt P Ligertwood was among those who at the call of King and Country, give up his life that others might live in freedom. 

A Coy Flag

See below for the background to its relevance.

Memorial to Capt Peter Ligertwood.

XV1. B.18 Poelcapelle British Cemetery

RIP

Freemasons Connection

Capt Peter Ligertwood was certainly a truly remarkable man and one that the Lord Warden Lodge can call their own. 

 

 

This page could not have been achieved without the kindness and co-operation of Douglas Ligertwood, we the Lord Warden Lodge would like to thank him for all the photos, letters and booklets that he has kindly donated to the Lodge.