Mr. Frank Gustavus Naumann

Frank Naumann, 61, was a wealthy merchant from Cranleigh, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He was a founding member and first Worshipful Master of the Cranleigh Masonic Lodge. Naumann was lost in the Lusitania sinking.


Naumann helped found the Cranleigh Lodge in 1910, of which there were ten founding members. The occupations of the other founders were two bank managers, a surveyor, a builder, a photographer, a draper, a publican and a workhouse master. Fred Hallows, the first Secretary, was tenant landlord of the Railway Hotel Cranleigh. All 10 founders subscribed 5 guineas to start the Lodge, which would be approximately £367 in 2010 money. The lodge was consecrated in the old Cranleigh Village Hall on Ewhurst Road by Church of England clergyman Reverned Canon Herbert William Turner M.A. Rector of Sutton and Canon of Southwark. The Provincial Grand Master who led the Dedication team was The Honourable Sir Thomas Bucknill M.P. and Judge of the Queen’s Bench of the High Court of Justice. The Cranleigh Lodge was dedicated number 3445. Naumann's friend and fellow Mason, Fred Hallows died in 1912.


Naumann's ticket aboard Lusitania was 46042. He stayed in cabin A-20. Naumann was lost when the ship was torpedoed and sunk. His body was identified, #76. References A Brief History of the Cranleigh Lodge No 3445. Cranleigh Masons. Web. 13 July 2011. .

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