MASON, Leslie Harold
(Service number 47160)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 3 June 1892 Place of Birth Orari

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Orari
Occupation Grocer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin W. MASON (farmer), Orari, Canterbury
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Reinforcements, G Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Turakina
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 3 June 1949 Age 57 years
Place of Death Timaru, of Orari
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 80, Plot 564
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Leslie Harold Mason was the son of William and Christina Margaret Eugenie (née Taylor) Mason. Leslie was a grocer's assistant at Orari when he was called up in 1916. Embarking at Tilbury on 12 March 1919 for the return home, he reached Lyttelton, New Zealand by the “Corinthic” in April 1919, one of 1142 soldiers aboard.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 November 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 November 2019]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [15 November 2019]; Timaru Herald, 12 April 1919 (Papers Past) [26 November 2013]

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