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Frank Maxwell MASON

Place of birthAuckland New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLicensed surveyor
Address'Ringabi', Corner Reid and Boyle Streets, Mosman, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, William Henry Mason, 'Ringabi', Corner Reid and Boyle Streets, Mosman, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 November 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name9th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 28 February 1918

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 8 April 1918

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 14 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. With a section of sappers he constructed two barrel bridges across a river under heavy shell fire. By his energy and fine example of utter disregard for personal safety, communication across the river was restored at a critical time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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