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Daniel James MASON

Regimental number965
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationContractor
Address42 Durham Street, Stanmore, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, Mrs Minnie Christina Mason, 42 Durham Street, Stanmore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated: 'London Gazette, 16 January 1918 (second Supplement No. 30480); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 , 23 May 1918.
Recommendation date: Undated (refers March-April 1917)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Altered from MC.
Recommendation date: 31 October 1917

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 2 November 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great dash and gallantry in the charge on the final objective, after reaching which he was especially conspicuous in capturing a large number of prisoners and in aiding in the capture of a battery of guns. His conduct throughout is worthy of the highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 7 August 1918

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

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