MASON, Cecil Alfred John
(Service number 80096)

First Rank Private Last Rank Rifleman


Date 9 February 1898 Place of Birth Mataura

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o P. O. Waimate
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Augustus MASON (father), High Street, Waimate
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 42nd Reinforcements, A Company
Date 1 August 1918
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With NZ Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 17 September 1975 Age 77 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference Beam 5, Plot 567
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Cecil Alfred John Mason was born on 9 February 1898 at Mataura, the younger son of Augustus and Emily (née Smith) Mason. He was educated at Tuturau School. Private Mason embarked with the 42nd Reinforcements on 1 August 1918. Cecil married Ethel May Phillips in 1924. He died on 17 September 1975 at Timaru and was buried with Ethel in the Waimate Lawn Cemetery (ashes?). His brother Harry also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [12 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [12 September 2020]; School Admission record [12 September 2020]; Waimate Lawn Cemetery burial record & headstone image (Waimate District Council) [12 September 2020]

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