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George Harrison MASON

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Surname: MASON

Forename(s): George Harrison

Place of Birth: Gargrave, Yorkshire

Service No: 476530

Rank: Sapper

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Engineers

Battalion / Unit: 461st Field Coy

Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Age: 24

Date of Death: 1918-07-18

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Q. II. B. 3.

CWGC Cemetery: ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

George Harrison Mason was the son of William Luthwaite and Elizabeth Mason, née Dixon. William was born at Skipton, Yorkshire and Elizabeth at Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire.

1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: High Street - George H. Mason, aged 6 years, born Gargrave, Yorkshire, son of William L. and Elizabeth Mason.

1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 51, Castle Street - George Harrison Mason, aged 17 years, born Gargrave, Yorkshire, son of Elizabeth Mason, widow. [Elizabeth married Richard N. Myers in 1914.]

George was married to Florence Ada Hartle in 1916. Florence was the stepdaughter of RQMS Alfred Charles Briggs (265278) (q.v.) and stepsister of Corporal Edmund Clifford Briggs (1899) (q.v.).

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Spr George H. Mason, (T)3417, R.E.; (T)1480, R.F.A.; 476530, R.E.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Spr George H. Mason, 1480, R.F.A. (T); 3417, R.E. (T); 476530, Royal Engineers.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Spr George Harrison Mason, 476530, R.E. 461 Fld. Co. Date and Place of Death: 18.7.18. Wounds 10 Gen. Hpl. France.To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Florence A. £25 4s. 6d.

A short biography of George is included in: ‘From Mills to Marching and Back Again - A History of Gargrave from 1900 to 1925’ by Sue Lyall and Donavon Slaven with contributions from George Ingle, Ray Jones and Martin Thompson (2019).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

MASON, Sapper Geo, H., aged 24, R.E. son of Mrs. Myers, Gargrave Road, Skipton, and husband of Mrs. Mason, 22, Ermysted Street, died of wounds July 18, 1918.

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Sapper George Harrison MASON

Sapper George Harrison MASON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Engineers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Engineers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: MASON

Forename(s): George Hamin

Born: Gargrave, Yorks

Residence:

Enlisted: Skipton, Yorks

Number: 476530

Rank: Spr

Regiment: Corps of Royal Engineers

Battalion:

Decorations:

Died Date: 18/07/18

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: (461st Field Coy., R.E.)

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: MASON

Forename(s): George Harrison

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 476530

Rank: Sapper

Regiment: Royal Engineers

Unit: 461st Field Coy.

Age: 24

Awards:

Died Date: 18/07/1918

Additional Information: Husband of Florence Ada Mason, of 22, Ermysted St., Skipton, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: EVER REMEMBERED)

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26 July 1918

Sapper G. H. Mason, Skipton

We regret to record the death in hospital in France, following amputation of the leg rendered necessary through being wounded about a month ago, of Sapper George Harry Mason, Royal Engineers, whose wife lives at 22 Ermysted Street, Skipton. Deceased, who was the son of Mrs. R. N. Myers, of Gargrave Road, Skipton, was 24 years of age and had been on active service about eighteen months. In civil life he was a painter for Mr. Arthur Calvert, Otley Street, Skipton.

18 July 1919

MASON – In loving memory of my dear husband, Sapper George Harrison Mason, R.E., who died of wounds received in action July 18th, 1918.

He sleeps with England’s heroes
‘Neath the watchful eye of God.

16 July 1920

MASON – In loving memory of my dear husband, Sapper George Harrison Mason, who died of wounds received in action 18th July, 1918; also of my dearest brother, Corporal Ted Briggs, killed in action July 5th, 1916.

“A day of remembrance sad to recall.”

From his Wife, 22 Ermysted Street, Skipton.

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26 July 1917

MASON – Died of wounds July 18th, Sapper George Harrison Mason, of the Royal Engineers, son of Mrs. Myers, of Gargrave Road, Skipton, and husband of Mrs. Mason, of 22, Ermysted Street, Skipton, aged 24.

26 July 1917

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

Death of Sapper G.H. Mason

Sapper George Harrison Mason, of the Royal Engineers, son of Mrs. Myers, of Gargrave Road, Skipon, and husband of Mrs. Mason, of 22, Ermysted Street, Skipton, who was wounded about a month ago and which necessitated the amputation of one of his legs, died at the Rouen Hospital on July 18th. Sapper Mason, who was 24 years of age, enlisted in 1915, and had been at the front 18 months. He was formerly employed as a painter by Mr. Arthur Calvert, of Skipton.

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