Mason MC, Norman George Minto

Captain, Norman George Minto Mason, MC

BORN HULL 1890. YOUNGEST SON OF DR. JOHN WRIGHT MASON, MBE, (1853-1930) & ANNIE MASON (1853-1928), OF 117 BEVERLEY ROAD, HULL. ONE OF FIVE SONS SERVING. SON OF A MEDICAL OFFICER. HE MARRIED IN HULL, IN 1917. HUSBAND OF ALICE EMILY UNDERWOOD, AT 2 STAFFORD STREET, HULL & 78 BEVERLEY ROAD, HULL.

HE ENLISTED AS A CORPORAL IN THE 3/5TH ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY, NORTHUMBRIAN BRIGADE. COMMISSIONED AS CAPTAIN AND THEN ACTING MAJOR, ATTACHED TO THE ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY, ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION, AMMUNITION COLUMN. POSTED TO FRANCE ON 01/07/1916. HE WAS AWARDED THE MILITARY CROSS (MC) FOR BRAVERY. HE DIED ON 13TH SEPTEMBER 1917, AGED 26. HE HAD BEEN MARRIED TWELVE MONTHS.

HE IS COMMEMORATED ON HULL’S HOLY TRINITY CHAPEL WINDOW & LISTED ON HULL’S HYMER SCHOOL ROLL OF HONOUR. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 19/09/1918. *

HE LEFT £413 IN HIS WILL TO HIS HIS WIDOW, ALICE, AND IS BURIED AT BEAULENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, LIGNY-THILLOY, FRANCE.
HE LEFT SIBLINGS, CECIL WRIGHT (DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMY WITH RHEUMATISM), VIOLET MARY MASON, LIEUTENANT, PERCY REGINALD MASON, RFA, LIEUTENANT, ALGERNON MONTAGUE MASON (DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMY WITH A WOUNDED LEG), AND DOCTOR, HAROLD VICTOR MASON, A MAJOR WITH THE ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS, WHO ALSO RECEIVED THE MILITARY CROSS. VICTOR WAS WOUNDED IN THE MARCH OFFENSIVE, HAD A LEG AMPUTATED AND LOST THE USE OF HIS ARM, BUT RETURNED TO ENGLAND


First name:
NORMAN GEORGE MINTO
Rank:
Captain
Date Died
13/09/1918
Place died:
Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy, Pas de Calais, France
Age:
26
117 , BEVERLEY ROAD, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK