Project Description

JAMES WILSON MASON 1897–1953

Scottish Rifles

Born 12th February 1897 in Glasgow

Died 3rd December 1953, Radcliffe on Trent, age 56

1901 Census

Age 4, living in Edinburgh with father Robert Brown Shaw Mason (Fire Insurance Inspector) 32 and mother Maggie 28.

1911 Census

Living with parents and sisters Margaret 6 and Violet 1 living Cavendish Lodge, Radcliffe on Trent.

Military Service

Rank: Private, later Lance Corporal

Service Number: 241096

Military Unit: 6th Scottish Rifles

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 17.1.17

Attested: 22.1.16

Age: 18 years 344 days. Occupation: Engineer’s? (indecipherable word). Height 5ft 5ins

2.1.16-1.17: Home

17.1.17 to 29.5.17: British Expeditionary Force, France

Wounded

27.5.17: Wounded

28.5.17: GSW (Gun shot wound) shoulder. Admitted 16 General Hospital, Le Treport.

29.5.17: Transferred to UK

31.5.17: Wounds severe. Admitted Southern General Hospital, Birmingham.

9.9.17: Posted to 5th Scottish Rifles

10.3.18: In Action

Wounded after returning to Front

10.3.18: Wounded

21.3.18: Shrapnel Wound, Leg. Admitted General Hospital, Boulogne

26.3.18: Admitted to Gen. Hospital, Cheltenham (?)

19.10.18: Certified 1st Class signaller, having passed tests on Map Reading, Electrical Instrument and Signal Training

5.5.19: Appointed unpaid Lance Corporal

31.7.19: Protection Certificate for discharge states Medical Category as B2.
Able to walk 5 miles, see and hear sufficiently for ordinary purposes

3rd Scottish Rifles by this date

23.8.19: Awarded a pension of 5 shillings 6d (27p) from 28.8.19 to 6th September 1921. Degree of Disablement 10% due to Bronchitis

27.8.19: Transferred to Class ‘Z’ Army Reserve on demobilization (in Hamilton)

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

Survived in 1953 by his widow Elizabeth Edith Mason.

Address at date of death 18 Shelford Road, Radcliffe, left £10,725.1s.8d to his widow.

From the 1922  Electoral Register

Address: Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: parents Robert and Margaret

From the 1939 Register

Address: Radio House, Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Wireless and Electrical engineer, shop 18 Shelford Road

Special Constable

Household: living with wife Florence, born 25.6.1893, employed in shop

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent during and after the war.