December 30, 1865 - January 18, 1936
Born in Bombay, India, Rudyard Kipling was educated in England, returning to India in 1882. As a poet, author and recipient of the Noble Prize for literature in 1907, he published over 80 stories and ballads. Most of his work celebrated the English Empire and its soldiers in India.
Although only active masonically for a few years, Freemasonry's effect can be noted in many of his works.
Initiated: April 5, 1886 (by dispensation)
Passed: May 3, 1886
Raised: December 6, 1886
Demitted: March 4, 1889
Hope and Perseverance Lodge No. 782. E.C.
Joined: July 8, 1909
Sociata Rosicruciana in Anglia
Author's Lodge No. 3456, E.C.
Motherland Lodge No. 3861, E.C.
Founding Member (January 1922):
The Builders of the Silent Cities Lodge No. 12, St. Omer, France, F.R.