Issued on: Departure
Date of presentation: 07/02/1900
Number issued: 1
Last night Private Alexander WILSON, of the 1st V.B.G.H., who is one of those who have volunteered for the front, was entertained by the members of the Royal Arch Chapter of Freemasons (No. 221) as a smoking concert in the Bon-Accord Hotel, and presented by the brethren with a gold albert chain and appendage as a token of the respect and esteem in which he is held by them. Private Wilson was at the same time presented with a handsome case of silver-mounted tobacco pipes suitably inscribed.
R.W.M. Walker, who presided, said, in presenting the gifts, he had much pleasure in discharging the duty. Brother Wilson, he said, was one of the most efficient office-bearers they had had in the lodge. The members were certain that Bro. Wilson would be as faithful in his duties on the field as he had been in the lodge; he would be as good a soldier as he had been a Freemason. They trusted that, when he returned, he would do so with honour, and be long spared to receive the respect and esteem of his friends. Other toasts followed, and with song and sentiment a pleasant evening was spent.