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George MASON

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Surname: MASON

Forename(s): George

Place of Birth: Dent, Yorkshire

Service No: M2/221759

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Army Service Corps

Battalion / Unit: 784th M.T. Coy

Division: division unknown

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1917-07-18

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: IV. K. 5.

CWGC Cemetery: BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: DENT, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

George Mason was the son of Christopher and Elizabeth Mason, née Chapman. Both parents were born at Dent, Yorkshire.

1891 Deepdale, Dent, Yorkshire Census: Scow - George Mason, aged 9 years, born Dent, son of Christopher and Elizabeth Mason.

1901 Hawes, Yorkshire Census: Market Place - George Mason, aged 19 years, born Dent, Yorkshire. [George and his future wife, Maggie Outhwaite, aged 18 years, born Ingleton, Yorkshire, were both employed there by Jeffrey Spencer, General Draper.]

George was married to Maggie Ellen Outhwaite at Marsett Methodist Chapel, Yorkshire, on the 10 October 1906. Maggie was the sister of Private Thomas Pickard Outhwaite (28234) (q.v.). There is a photograph of Maggie, as a child, with her family to be seen in: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004).

1911 Skipton Census: 29, Dawson Street - George Mason, aged 29 years, born Dent, Yorkshire, husband of Maggie Mason.

The British Army Service Record for George Mason exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte George Mason, M2/221759, A.S.C.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte George Mason, M2/221759, R.A.S.C. Died 18.7.17.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte George Mason, M2/221759, 695th Coy. A.S.C., M.T. Date and Place of Death: 18.7.17. Bagdad [sic]. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow Sole Legatee - Maggie Ellen. £15 5s. 1d.

A short biography of George is included in: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 - But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (2016).

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, Geo., A.S.C. (M.T.), 18, South Bank Avenue, York, formerly of Skipton, died in Mesopotamia of heat stroke July 18, 1917.

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Private George MASON

Private George MASON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Army Service Corps

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Army Service Corps

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Surname: MASON

Forename(s): George

Born: Dent, Yorks

Residence: York

Enlisted: York

Number: M2/221759

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps

Battalion:

Decorations:

Died Date: 18/07/17

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: Mesopotamia

Notes:

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Surname: MASON

Forename(s): G

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: M2/221759

Rank: Private

Regiment: Army Service Corps

Unit: 784th M.T. Coy.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 18/07/1917

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‘The Westmorland Gazette’ (21 September 1918)

(Kindly supplied by Sedbergh & District History Society)

IN MEMORIAM – DENT

A special service was held in the Parish Church on Sunday evening in memory of local soldiers who have recently given their lives for their country. The six soldiers were Pte. E. Gornall (West Riding Regt.), youngest son of Mr. R. Gornall, of Helmside, who was reported missing on May 2nd, 1917, and now presumed dead. He was formerly a member of the church choir. Pte. J.M. Raw, (West Riding Regt.), son of Mr. R. Raw, of Gawthrop, who was killed in action in France on September 20th, 1917. Pte G.E. Fawcett, (West Riding Regt.), youngest son of Mr. G. Fawcett, of Cowgill, who was killed in action last month, and was previously a member of the Dent church choir. Pte. G.T. Middleton, (Australian Pioneers), youngest son of Mr. Mabel Middleton, who died in hospital. Pte. G. Mason, (A.S.C.), son of Mr. C. Mason, of Slack, who died of sunstroke in Mesopotamia, and Pte. T. Cragg, (West Riding Regt.), who was killed in action on April 18th, 1918. The service opened with the voluntary, ‘O Rest in the Lord’ Mendelssohn) and special psalms and hymns were sung. A suitable sermon was preached by the vicar.

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03 August 1917

MASON – Died in Mesopotamia of heat stroke on July 18th, Private George Mason of the Mechanical Transport, A.S.C., husband of Mrs. George Mason, 18, South Bank Avenue, York, (late of Skipton).

20 September 1918

DENT – Memorial Service

A special memorial service was held in the Parish Church on Sunday evening, in memory of Dent soldiers who have recently given their lives for their country, viz., Private E. Gornall (West Riding Regiment), youngest son of Mr. R. Gornall, of Helmside, reported missing on May 2nd, 1917, and now presumed dead. He was formerly a member of the Church choir. Private John M. Raw, (West Riding Regiment), son of Mr. R. Raw, of Gawthorpe, killed in action September 20th, 1917; Private G.E. Fawcett, (West Ridings), so of Mr. G. Fawcett, of Cowgill, killed in action last month, and formerly a member of the Dent Church Choir; Private G.T. Middleton (Australian Pioneers), youngest son of Mrs. Mabel Middleton, Dent, died in hospital; Private G. Mason, (A.S.C.), son of Mr. C. Mason, of Slack, died of sunstroke in Mesopotamia; Private T. Cragg (West Ridings), killed in action April 18th, 1918.

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03 August 1917

MASON – Died in Mesopotamia, of heat stroke, on July 18th, Pte. George Mason, of the Mechanical Transport, A.S.C., husband of Mrs. Mason, 18, South Bank Avenue, York (late of Skipton).

03 August 1917

DENT

SOLDIER’S DEATH – The sad news has been received that Mr. George Mason, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Mason, of Slack, Dent, who was serving in the motor transport, A.S.C., has died from the effects of the climate. He leaves a widow to mourn her loss.

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