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Thomas Kellett MASON

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Surname: MASON

Forename(s): Thomas Kellett

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 333453

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Highland Light Infantry

Battalion / Unit: 14th (Service) Battalion

Division: 40th Division

Age: 19

Date of Death: 1917-11-24

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Addenda Panel

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Thomas Kellett Mason was the son of Thomas Kellett and Isabella Mason, née Lodge. Thomas, senior, was born at Bradford and Isabella at Hawes, Yorkshire.

1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 29, Duckett Street - Thomas K. Mason, aged 2 years, born Skipton, son of Thomas K. and Isabella Mason.

1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 32, Upper Sackville Street - Thomas Kellett Mason, aged 12 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Thomas Kellett and Isabella Mason.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Thomas K. Mason, 333453, H.L.I.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Thomas Kellett Mason, 333453, 9th High.L.I.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Thomas Kellett Mason, 333453, 14th Bn H.L.I. Date and Place of Death: On or since 24-28.11.17. Death Pres. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - Thomas K. £10 5s. 4d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Thomas.

Thomas served with the 1/9th (Glasgow Highland) Bn Highland Light Infantry and was wounded in May 1917. On returning to France in August 1917 he joined the 14th (Service) Bn Highland Light Infantry. Thomas was killed in action during the Battle of Cambrai (20 November - 3 December 1917).

In 2021 the CWGC commemoration for Thomas was transferred from Tyne Cot Memorial to Cambrai Memorial, Louveral - Addenda Panel. His name will be removed from the Tyne Cot Memorial when the appropriate panel is next replaced.

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, T.H., aged 20, H.L.I., son of Mr. and Mrs. T.K. Mason, 32, Upper Sackville Street, Skipton, killed Nov. 24, 1917.

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Private Thomas Kellett MASON

Private Thomas Kellett MASON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Highland Light Infantry

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Highland Light Infantry

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 40th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 40th Division

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Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: MASON

Forename(s): Thomas K.

Born: Skipton, Yorks

Residence: Skipton, Yorks

Enlisted: Keighley, Yorks

Number: 333453

Rank: Private

Regiment: Highland Light Infantry

Battalion: 9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion (Territorial)

Decorations:

Died Date: 24/11/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: MASON

Forename(s): Thomas Kellett

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 333453

Rank: Private

Regiment: Highland Light Infantry

Unit: 14th Bn.

Age: 19 years old

Awards:

Died Date: Between 24 November 1917 and 28 November 1917

Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Mason, of 32, Upper Sackville St., Middletown, Skipton, Yorks.

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04 January 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

Private T.K. Mason, Highland Light Infantry, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.K. Mason, 32, Upper Sackville Street, Skipton, is officially reported as missing since the 24th–28th November, 1917. He was wounded at Arras on the 13th May, 1917, returning to the Front early in August, 1917. Prior to enlisting he was employed by the Skipton Co-operative Society. He has another brother serving in France.

04 October 1918

ROLL OF HONOUR – Private T. K. Mason

Private T. K. Mason, Highland Light Infantry, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Mason, of 32 Upper Sackville Street, Skipton, who was previously reported missing since November 24th last, is now officially reported to have been killed on or since that date. Formerly a grocer’s assistant in the employ of the Skipton Cooperative Society, he enlisted in September 1916 at the age of 18, and went to France in February 1917. He was wounded at Arras in the following May, and was sent to England, returning to France in August last year. A brother, Sapper W. K. Mason, is serving with the Royal Engineers.

28 November 1919

MASON – In loving memory of Pte. Thomas Kellet Mason, Highland Light Infantry, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Mason, who was killed Nov. 24th, 1917, at Cambrai, France.

A devoted son, a faithful brother,
One of God’s best towards his mother;
We do not forget him, nor do we intend,
For dearly we all loved him, and will to the end.

From his loving Father, Mother and Brothers, and Mabel, 32 Upper Sackville Street, Skipton.

26 November 1920

MASON – In loving memory of Pte. Thomas Kellett Mason, Highland Light Infantry, missing at Cambrai, November 24th, 1917.

No one knows how much we miss him;
Only those who have lost can tell
Of the grief that is borne in silence
For the one we loved so well.

From his loving Father, Mother, Brothers and Mabel, 32 Upper Sackville Street, Skipton.

25 November 1921

MASON – In loving memory of our dear son, Pte. Thomas K. Mason, H.L.I., killed Nov. 24th, at Cambrai.

The ocean wide between us rolls, and distance is our lot,
Though your grave we cannot see, dearest, we forget you not.

From Father, Mother, Brothers and Mabel, 12 Upper Sackville Street, Skipton.

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04 January 1918

SKIPTON

PTE. T.K. MASON MISSING

Pte. T.K . Mason, Highland Light Infantry, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.K. Mason, 32, Upper Sackville Street, Skipton, is officially reported missing between the 24th and 28th of November, 1917. He was previously wounded at Arras on the 13th May, 1917, returning to France early in August of the same year. Prior to enlisting he was employed by the Skipton Co-operative Society. He also has another brother serving in France.

04 October 1918

Private T.K. Mason Killed

Pte. T.K. Mason, of the Highland Light Infantry, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Mason, of 32, Upper Sackville Street, Skipton, who has been reported as missing since November 24th last, is now officially reported to have been killed on that date or since. Pte. Mason, who was 20 years of age, enlisted in September. 1916, and went to France in February, 1917. He was wounded at Arras on May 13th, and after a short time in England he returned to France in August of the same year. He was formerly employed as a grocer’s assistant by the Skipton Co-operative Society. Another son has been serving three years.

29 November 1918

MASON – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. Thomas K. Mason, Highland Light Infantry, who was killed in action Nov. 24th, 1917.

There on the field of battle he nobly took his place,
He fought and died for Britain, and the honour of his race;
We have one consolation, he always did his best,
Somewhere abroad our loved one lies, a hero laid to rest.

– From his loving Father and Mother and Brothers, and Mabel. 32, Upper Sackville Street, Skipton.

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