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Robert Theophilus Dalton Sayle

Robert Theophilus Dalton Sayle was born 29 April 1882 the son of Boardman B D Sayle, a Colonial Merchant and and his wife Charlotte in Roydon, Essex.

Leaving Merchant Taylors’ in 1897 he became Secretary of Sweet & Maxwell Ltd, a firm of  Legal Publishers in London.

As well as a mason he was a Liveryman with the Merchant Taylors’ Company, writing several historical books about the Company. He was also a member of the Junior Carlton.

He was Worshipful Master of the Lodge in 1923, a Founder of the Chapter in 1922, and Z in 1927.

He served in the RASC during the Great War, being promoted to Captain.