JAMES WILSON MASON 1897–1953
Born 12th February 1897 in Glasgow
Died 3rd December 1953, Radcliffe on Trent
Age 4, living in Edinburgh with father Robert Brown Shaw Mason (Fire Insurance Inspector) and mother Maggie.
Parents and sisters Margaret 6 and Violet 1 living Cavendish Lodge, Radcliffe on Trent.
Rank: Private, later Lance Corpoal
Service Number: 241096
Military Unit: 6th Scottish Rifles
Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 17.1.17
Age: 18 years 344 days. Occupation: Engineer’s? (indecipherable word). Height 5ft 5ins
17.1.17 to 29.5.17: British Expeditionary Force, France
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
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 5/6d 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
Robert Mason, born 1869, Glasgow, Scotland of Cavendish Lodge, Bingham Rd was his father. James Mason, born 1898, served with the 6th Scottish Rifles, was wounded, discharged to this address (born in Glasgow).
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
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.