Mason Richard Oliver 2/Lt 138944

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Name Mason Richard Oliver
Army number 138944
Rank 2/Lt
Decorations M.C. gazetted 19/10/1944.
Date of birth 19/3/1919, Totnes District, Devonshire.
Age 0
Unit Durham Light Infantry - Emergency Commission as 2/Lt 29/6/1940, Reported No 4 ITC 4/7/1940, Posted 10th Bn DLI 3/9/1940, Iceland, Relinquished Commission on grounds of disability 25/5/1945 with the rank of Hon Major (possibly due to wounds sustained in Normandy).
Company/Battery HQ, C, Sp,
Platoon or other sub-unit Recce Platoon, A/A Pln
Task or role OC Platoon, Coy 2 i/c, Company Commander.
Joined Brigade 03-Sep-40
Promotions W/S Lt 29/12/1941, T/Captain 12/4/1942, W/S Captain and T/Major 1/4/1944.
Wounded 11/7/1944
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 29th September 2008, aged 89, at Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Home address Son of Henry Johnson Mason and Ethel Mary, daughter of Thomas Mason Johnson MD of Salford. Educated Winchester and Trinity College Cambridge (MA 1957). Married 30/1/1942 to Jeannie, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs G. Steele of Montreal.
Source table 10DLI