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Howard James MASON

Regimental number4258
Date of birth--/10/1893
Place of birthWoodhouse, Yorkshire, England
SchoolOakleigh State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMechanic
AddressGully Road, Oakleigh, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Mr J Mason, Gully Road, Oakleigh, Victoria
Previous military serviceSenior Cadets for 2 years, Oakleigh, Victoria
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Discharge date6 July 1919
Other details

Enlisted from Melbourne, Victoria. Embarked from Australia, 29 December 1915; disembarked Egypt. Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 4 April 1916. Joined unit in the field, 8 June 1916. Incorrectly reported killed in action, 26 July 1916.

To hospital sick, 3 April 1917. On leave, 8 September 1917; returned from leave, 25 September 1917. To hospital sick, 24 June 1918; admitted to 18th Casualty Clearing Station, 24 June 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'City of Poona', 28 March 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 14 May 1919. Discharged 6 July 1919.

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

Date of death22 April 1940
Age at death46
Place of burialCheltenham 'Old' Cemetery, Victoria

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