Charles Alfred Robe MASON MM

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MASON, Charles Alfred Robe

Service Number: 2388
Enlisted: 22 June 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Forest Range, South Australia, 10 March 1895
Home Town: Forest Range, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Forest Range Public School
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 October 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Bellicourt British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lenswood & Forest Range War Memorial, Woodside District of Onkaparinga Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

22 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
13 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2388, 27th Infantry Battalion
13 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2388, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Adelaide
3 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2388, 27th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography

"OUR HEROES. LATE CORPORAL MASON.

The late Corporal C. A. R. Mason was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Mason, of Forest Range. During the attack south of Allaines, north-east of Peronne, on the morning of September 2, 1918, he single handed attacked and after a severe bomb fight succeeded in driving a party of the enemy from a trench, killing several and putting the remainder to flight. That operation allowed his company to regain touch with the battalion. Private Mason showed conspicuous gallantry in that effort, and an utter disregard for personal safely. He was awarded the Military Medal and afterwards was promoted to corporal. He was killed during the next attack on October 3." - from the Adelaide Daily Herald 04 Mar 1919 (nla.gov.au)

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