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Reginald Sylvester MASON

Regimental number19636
Place of birthYarrawonga, Victoria
SchoolSt Mary's Convent School, Corowa, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAlbert Street, Corowa, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, A E Mason, Albert Street, Corowa, New South Wales
Previous military serviceTrained with the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 29
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was passed out as medically unfit about the year 1913 by both a local and military doctor. He however was passed by the medical officers when he enlisted at the age of 20. He took an interest in the local rifle club, and for a lengthy period officiated as marker at the range.
FateDied of wounds 27 September 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22.8
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXIV, Row G, Grave No. 9), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Emily MASON, Albert Street, Corowa, New South. Native of Victoria
Family/military connectionsHe enlisted with his bosom pal, a lad named Clarrie Gribble, who was foreman print4er in the other Corowa newspaper office. He too was killed.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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