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Charles Conway MASON

Date of birth1 May 1878
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJudges associate
AddressCavendish House, High Street, Armadale, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinMrs C C Mason, Cavendish House, High Street, Armadale, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name7th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Promotions

Lieutenant Colonel


Unit: General List
Promotion date: 27 August 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

DSO


Recommendation date: 30 September 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He carried out a successful attack on an enemy position with great skill, although the plan of operations had to be altered at very short notice. Though blown up and severely shaken during the attack, he continued in command and consolidated the position, capturing ten machine guns and inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. The success of the operations was largely due to his courage, determination, and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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