|Place of birth||Edinborough Scotland|
|Address||151 Commercial Street, Path Head, Kirkcaldy, Scotland|
|Age at embarkation||39|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Jane Smith Masterton, 151 Commercial Street, Path Head, Kirkcaldy, Scotland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Division Traffic Control Detachment|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'Work at Bellewaarde Circuit, 1-9 October 1917.'
'This N.C.O. was in charge of the Traffic Control at the BELLEWAARDE CIRCUIT. He was on this duty for eight days, 1st/9th October, 1917 continuously and frequently under heavy shell fire. On one occasion on the 3rd October, 1917, when the Road at IDIOT CORNER was congested with traffic, the enemy heavily shelled that part of the road, causing a considerable number of casualties in men and horses. The confusion that ensued was most pronounced, especially as many drivers deserted their horses and wagons. Sergeant MASTERTON at once organised a party of men to clear the road, and induced the driver to return to their wagons. He set a splendid example of coolness and courage throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76