Main CPGW Record
Place of Birth: Dent, Yorkshire
Service No: M2/221759
Regiment / Corps / Service: Army Service Corps
Battalion / Unit: 784th M.T. Coy
Division: division unknown
Date of Death: 1917-07-18
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
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 entryView Entry in CPGW Book
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
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Army Service Corps
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