Project Description

FREDERICK CECIL MASON 1891–1959

 

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Photograph from The Sherwood Foresters Museum, Nottingham Castle

Born 3rd October 1891, Nottingham District

Baptised 11th November 1891 St Peter’s Church, Radford. Home address 5 Cobdin Street, Nottingham

Married 1927 to Gladys Selina Gill in Shardlow. Children Colin (b.1932) and Anthony (b. 1934)

Died 16th September 1959.

Address at date of death 21 Highgrove Avenue, Chilwell, Notts.

1901 Census

Age 9, living at 41, Forster Street, Old Radford, Nottingham with father Stewart, a Lace machine fitter, mother Eliza and sister Lillian Nellie, age 14.

1911 Census

Age 19, single and living at 17 Church Street, Lenton with father Stewart, a Lace machine fitter/builder, mother Eliza Ann and sister Lillian Nellie. He is employed as an insurance clerk.

Military Service:

His name is on a list of members of The Sherwood Foresters from Radcliffe on Trent who served in WW1, provided by the regimental archivist.

Rank: Private

Service Number: 58918

Military Unit: 10th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters, 51st Brigade, 17th (Northern) Division)

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

No reference

From the 1939 Register

Address: 21 High Grove Avenue, Chilwell, Notts.

Occupation: Solicitor’s clerk

Household: living with wife Gladys Selina born 7.7.1897

Reason for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

He is identified in the Sherwood Foresters Archives as a serviceman who lived in Radcliffe on Trent. However, no evidence has been found to link him to the village.