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John Edgar MASON

Regimental number743
Place of birthNorth Melbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address21 Donald Street, Prahran, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, G S Mason, 21 Donald Street, Prahran, Victoria
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollBrigade Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

MSM


Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For meritorious service and devotion to duty. This N.C.O. rendered invaluable assistance to the Brigade Staff during the YPRES operations, September and October, 1917. He displayed extraordinary capability, zeal and enterprise in dealing with the numerous clerical details; his untiring energy and attention to detail has resulted in a high standard of proficiency in the Brigade Orderly Room. Sergeant MASON has been connected with the Brigade Orderly Room since the arrival of the Brigade in FRANCE, June, 1916.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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