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Harold William MASTON

Regimental number2167
Place of birthKogarah, New South Wales
SchoolTechnical High School, Ultimo, New South Wales
AddressLauff Street Rockdale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Maston, Wharfedale , Lauff Street, Rockdale, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets, Citizen Military Forces and Light Horse.
Enlistment date12 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'(Bullecourt 5 May 1917) Great coolness and courage during strong enemy attack.'
Recommendation date: 12 May 1917

FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBroodseinde, Passchendaele, Belgium
Age at death20.8
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXXIII, Row A, Grave No. 10), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Annie MASTON, "Wharfdale", Villiers Street, Rockdale, New South Wales

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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