George Henry MASON

MASON, George Henry

Service Number: 2355
Enlisted: 9 May 1916, Enlisted in Maryborough, Queensland as part of 42nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement recruitment.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Laidley, Queensland, Australia, 1 January 1895
Home Town: Gayndah, North Burnett, Queensland
Schooling: Queensland State School System, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Shrapnel wounds to right and left thighs, 11th Australian Field Ambulance, Belgium, 1 August 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Westhof Farm Cemetery
Burial Reference: - Plot I. Row D. Grave 15. Personal Inscription: - "NO WORD OF COMFORT COULD WE GIVE TO HIM WE LOVED SO WELL".
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane 42nd Infantry Battalion AIF Roll of Honour, Gayndah District Honour Roll, Gayndah Reid's Creek No 261 Rifle Club Roll of Honour, Gayndah War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

9 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2355, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted in Maryborough, Queensland as part of 42nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement recruitment.
21 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, 2355, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
21 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, 2355, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Boonah, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

Son of William George and Elizabeth Ann MASON. Native of Gayndah, Queensland.