Mason David Pte 4456288
Name Mason David
Army number 4456288
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth 10/12/1919 - birth registered January 1920 - mother's maiden surname Temple.
Age 78 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date known but probably late Spring 1939, judging by the Regimental Number. Posted ? 9th Battalion DLI. Posted ? 12th Battalion DLI 1/9/1939. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/1940 and posted to the 1st Tyneside Scottish. Served with the B.E.F. in France. Taken Prisoner of War - probably around 21st May 1940. Repatriated. Transferred to the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and posted to the 11th Battalion. Transferred to the Royal Engineers 28/6/45, Authority: Part II Order 11th A & S H 43/45.
Company/Battery HQ Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit Band. "Action" role would probably have been as a stretcher-bearer.
Task or role Bugler.
Joined Brigade 1/9/1939.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes - Stalag Number 20A - Torun, Poland. PoW Number 10525.
Died/Killed in action Death registered June 1998, Northumberland Central.
Home address Worked as a Coal Miner. Lived at 25, Walker Street, Teams, Gateshead. Lived at 65, Wooler Crescent, Gateshead.
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