Famous Scottish Freemasons – Robert Gordon McBeath VC 1899-1922
No 240171 Lance Corporal Robert McBeath, from Kinlochbervie, Sutherland, 1/5th Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire uffs, Duke of Albany‘s) was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry at Cambrai, France, on 20 November 1917 for single handedly capturing an emplacement of five
machine guns during the battle of the Somme, in Cambrai France, on November 20, 1917.
Robert McBeath was initiated into freemasonry in Lodge St. Mary’s Caledonian Operative No.339 Inverness on July 12th 1919.
In 1921 after emigrating to Canada he joined the Vancouver Police Force, and a year later on October 9th, 1922, he was shot at close range while apprehending a criminal dying shortly after.