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Robert Alfred MASON

Regimental number322
Place of birthFootscray Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressLane Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs W.A. Mason, Lane Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 22 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSquadron Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Recommendation date: 26 May 1915

FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1916
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and resource between the 26th May and the 28th June, 1915, near Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles), during the mining operations. He invariably performed exceptionally good work, and exhibited a complete disregard of danger. He took a leading part in loading and tamping numerous mines, and was always ready to undertake any work, however hazardous. He gave a splendid example of courage and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 8855
Date: 6 September 1915

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 August 1940
Age at death58
Place of burialDeniliquin Cemetery, New South Wales

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