Masonic Events in the District

Major Masonic Events in South East Asia in the past 150 years
1765 – Lodge No. 1 Bencoolen warranted.
1772 – 10 February, Marlborough Lodge warranted.
1786 – Founding of Penang.
1791 – Marlborough Lodge renamed “Rising Sun”.
1793 – John Macdonald (son of Flora Macdonald the Jacobite heroine) first Provincial Grand Master.
1796 – Humanity & Industry Fort Marlborough warranted.
1809 – 6 September, Lodge Neptune, Penang warranted.
1810 – First meeting of Lodge Neptune, Penang.
1811 – Last meeting of Lodge Neptune, Penang.
1812 – Stamford Raffles initiated Lodge Virtutis et Artis Amici, Java.
1813 – Lodge No. 1 Bencoolen erased.
– Humanity and Industry Fort Marlborough erased.
– 5 July, Stamford Raffles raised Lodge de Vriendschap Soerabaya.
1816 – 25 April, Stamford Raffles perfected Chapter La Vertueuse Batavia.
1819 – Lodge Neptune, Penang erased.
– 28 January, Stamford Raffles arrived off Singapore.
– 6 February, Founding of Singapore.
1822 – Lodge Humanity with Courage warranted in Penang.
1824 – Bencoolen handed over to the Dutch by Treaty.
1825 – Lodge Neptune, Penang revived.
1826 – Humanity merged with Neptune.
1845 – 26 February, Lodge Zetland No. 748, Singapore warranted.
– 8 December, First meeting of Lodge Zetland No. 748.
– 15 December, 1st initiate W. J. Napier.
– 15 December, 2nd initiate W. H. Read
1846 – Lodge Zetland renamed “Lodge Zetland in the East”.
– Lodge Neptune Penang dormant
1848 – Bro. James Brooke (Rajah Brooke) visited Lodge Zetland in the East.
1849 – Sir James Brooke joined Lodge Zetland in the East.
– 25 August, Hon. Capt. H. Keppel (Admiral) initiated in Lodge Zetland in the East.
1850 – 24 May, W. M. of Zetland M. F. Davidson laid the foundation stone of Horsburgh Light House at the request of the Governor of the Colony.
– 3 August, Lodge Neptune Penang rewarranted.
1854 – 24 May, Acting W. M. of Zetland W. H. Read laid the foundation stone of Raffles Lighthouse at the Governor’s request.
1856 – Masonic Hall Esplanade, Singapore, opened.
1858 – 3 April, Lodge Fidelity, Singapore, warranted.
– 5 August, Lodge Fidelity, Singapore, consecrated.
– 4 December, District Grand Lodge constituted.
– 4 December, W. H. Read installed as D.G.M
1862 – 4 June, Lodge Neptune Penang erased.
– 4 June, Sun Lodge erased.
1863 – Lodge Zetland in the East No. 748 renumbered “Lodge Zetland in the East No. 508”.
1867 – Fidelity united with Lodge Zetland in the East.
– 24 June, Lodge St. George No. 1152 consecrated
1871 – 10 March, Masonic Hall, Kampong Glam, consecrated.
1873 – 29 March, Clyde Terrace Market Corner Stone laid with Masonic honours.
1875 – 4 December, Royal Prince of Wales Lodge No. 1555 consecrated.
1878 – 27 December, First Masonic Temple built and consecrated in Penang.
1879 – 14 April, Foundation stone of Masonic Hall, Coleman Street laid.- 27 December, Freemasons’ Hall, Coleman Street consecrated.
1885 – 13 August, Lodge Elupoa, North Borneo warranted.
– 28 December, Colonel Samuel Dunlop installed as D.G.M.
1888 – 2 January, Elupora No. 2106 never constituted. Erased.
– 14 April, Perak Jubilee Lodge No. 2225 consecrated.
– 2 July, Masonic Club, Singapore inaugurated.
1889 – 21 October, Read Lodge, Kuala Lumpur consecrated.
– November, Dunlop Masonic Benevolent Society inaugurated.
– 28 November, Lodge Shadwell Clerke, Penang warranted.
1890 – 2 May, Shadwell Clerke No. 2336 consecrated.
– 3 October, District Grand Lodge elected to membership of Q.C.C.C.
1891 – 1 May, Borneo Lodge of Harmony No. 2403 warranted.
– 13 August, Sir Charles Warren G.C.M.G. installed as D.G.M.
1893 – 3 March, Borneo Lodge No. 2403 constituted.
– 6 November, Foundation stone of Masonic Building in Kuala Lumpur laid.
1894 – 15 October, Read Masonic Temple, K.L. consecrated.
1895 – Bro. Pavitt installed W.M. of Harmony in Lodge St. George, Singapore.
– 13 June, Sir Charles Mitchell installed as D.G.M.
1896 – Bro. Raffles Flint (nephew of Sir Stamford Raffles) installed as W.M. of Borneo Lodge of Harmony in Lodge Zetland in the East.
1899 – 19 May, Shadwell Clerke warrant returned.
– 19 May, Borneo Lodge of Harmony No. 2403 erased.
– 7 December, Sir Charles Mitchell D.G.M. died in Singapore.
1902 – 30 January, Zetland held special meeting to welcome Bro. Admiral Sir. H. Keppel.
– 29 September, Lodge St. Michael No. 2933 consecrated.
1903 – 20 February, W.J. Napier installed as D.G.M.
– 16 July, Eastern Gate Lodge No. 2970 consecrated
1906 – 17 May, Founding of Scottish Freemasonry – Scotia No. 1003.
– 21 August, District Grand Chapter constituted.
1907 – 16 April, Kinta Lodge No. 3212, Ipoh, consecrated
1909 – 10 May, Death of W.H. Read C.M.G., P.D.G.M.
– 20 May, Jubilee of District Grand Lodge.
– 24 June, First issue of Pentagram published.
– 9 October, Klang Lodge No. 3369, K.L. consecrated.
1910 – 25 February, F.M. Elliot installed as D.G.M.
– 4 March, Napier Lodge No. 3418 consecrated. 1912
– 6 January, Negri Sembilan Lodge No. 3552, Seramban, consecrated.
– 7 December, Lodge Elliot No. 3557, Malacca, consecrated.
1913 – 6 September, Makepeace Lodge No. 3674, K.L. consecrated. 1914
– 1 August, commencement of First World War.
1915 – 15 February, Mutiny of Indian Troops in Singapore. Murder of D.G. Secretary.
1916 – 20 October, District Grand Lodge of the Middle East, Scottish. 1918.
– 2 August, Lodge Kedah No. 3830 Sungai Petani consecrated.
– 11 November, Cessation of First World War (Armistice Day)
1919 – 26 July, Johore Royal Lodge No. 3946 consecrated.
1920 – 28 May, W.F. Nutt installed as D.G.M.
1922 – 17 December, Foundation stone of Seramban Masonic Temple laid by D.G.M.
1923 – 9 January,Foundation stone of Teluk Anson Masonic Temple laid.
– 31 March, Sir Neil Malcolm installed as D.G.M.
1924 – 8 November, P.G. Sprule installed as D.G.M.
1929 – 15 November, Consecration of Penang Masonic Temple by D.G.M.
– 14 December, Foundation stone of Johore Royal Temple laid by D.G.M.
1931 – 10 October, Foundation stone of Tiger Lane Temple, Ipoh laid by D.G.M.
1932 – 6 February, Johore Utara Lodge No. 5324 consecrated.
1933 – 25 March, Sir George Trimmer installed as D.G.M.
1938 – 28 May, W.H.W Gubbins installed as D.G.M.
1939 – 3 September, Second World War commenced.
1941 – Last pre-war Pentagram published (Vol. XXXI).
1942 – 12 February, Last Masonic meeting held by Lodge Zetland in the East.
– 15 February, Fall of Singapore.
1945 – 15 August, End of Second World War.
– 12 September, Formal surrender of Japanese troops in Singapore.
– December, Centenary of Lodge Zetland in the East.
– 15 September, First Masonic meeting held in Singapore after the Second World War by Lodge St. Michael.
1947 – 25 January, Baldwyn Lowick installed as D.G.M.
– First post war Pentagram published (War Years’ Edition Vol. XXXII).
1948 – 29 May, Read Temple re-dedicated.
1951 – 26 January, Lodge Kinabalu No. 7047, K.K., consecrated.
– 17 March, Baldwyn Lowick Lodge No. 7004, K.L. consecrated.
1952 – 28 June, Lodge Singapore No. 7178, consecrated.
1954 – 5 June, Founding of Irish Freemasonry in South East Asia – St. Patrick No. 765.
– 25 September, E.G. Holiday installed as D.G.M.
1956 – 2 May, Stamford Raffles Lodge No. 7444 consecrated.
1957 – 8 August, Horsburgh Lodge No. 7533 consecrated.
– 2 November, Elupora Lodge No. 7545, Sandakan, consecrated.
1958 – 7 December, Centenary of the District Grand Lodge.
1959 – 27 May, Centenary Lodge No. 7629 consecrated.
1960 – 20 February, Sentosa Lodge No. 7661, K.L., consecrated.
1963 – 31 August, Malaysia declared independence.
1964 – 31 October, Beaufort Lodge No. 7989, K.K., consecrated.
– 28 November, Edward Holiday Lodge No. 7997, K.L., consecrated.
1965 – 9 August, Republic of Singapore formed.
1966 – 15 January, Leslie Rayner installed as D.G.M.
1967 – 1 July, Mustapa bin Osman installed as D.G.M.
1973 – 10 February, Fidelity Lodge No. 8469, K.L., consecrated.
1974 – 16 February, Berakas Lodge No. 8560, B.S.B., consecrated.
– 9 November, J.W.Y. Eu installed as D.G.M.
1978 – 14 December, Read Temple, Damansara Road evacuated because of city development.
1994 – 9 November, J.W.Y. Eu’s 20th Anniversary as D.G.M.
– 3 December, Launch of J.W.Y. Eu Foundation.
– 5 December, J.W.Y. Eu Lodge No. 9572 consecrated.
1995 – 8 March, Berakas Lodge No. 8560 erased.
– 8 December, Sesquicentenary celebration held.

© W.Bro. E. F. Mullan
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