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Forename(s): George Harrison
Place of Birth: Gargrave, Yorkshire
Service No: 476530
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Engineers
Battalion / Unit: 461st Field Coy
Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1918-07-18
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
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 entryView Entry in CPGW Book
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
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Engineers
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
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