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Regimental number1779
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolAshfield Superior Public School, New South Wales
Age on arrival in Australia1
ReligionChurch of England
Address10 Milford Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Mason, 10 Milford Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceHe was a member of Ashfield School Cadets.
Enlistment date7 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 14 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 June 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialBeach Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 11), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Bentley and Agnes Neil MASON, 10 Milton Street, Ashfield, Sydney. Native of London, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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