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Oliver James MASON

Regimental number4244
Place of birthSnowtown, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address9 Moir Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ruby Irene Mason, 9 Moir Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date28 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 29 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 11 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Ellen MASON

Military Medal

'Was a runner on Battalion Headquarters near MOUQUET FARM from 30th August, 1916 to 2nd September, 1916. Time after time he volunteered for duty, and although very fatigued on account of the very bad condition of the trenches he stuck to his work cheerfully and willingly.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 December 1938
Age at death55
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia

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