Mason, Thomas Percival: Service no. 3347 (Military Medal)

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Source: Service record of reg. no. 746177 Pte. Judd.

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Military Medal per London Gazette. No. 30364. Page 11347.

This soldier enlisted in the CEF on July 21, 1915, at Sewell, Ontario. He had prior military experience and was an unmarried butcher. He enlisted with the Canadian Army Service Corp Training Depot and was shipped to England and arrived at Rouen on January 29, 1916. He appears to have served in a rear area unit and was transferred to the 18th Battalion on October 21, 1916.

He was first transferred to the 1st Canadian Calvary Brigade Supply Column and TOS the 18th Battalion. This assignment was temporary and he joined the 18th Battalion on November 10, 1916 at the Somme.

He was granted a 10-day leave on September 2, 1917 and returned to the Battalion and was wounded on November 4, 1917, and returned to the Battalion on February 10, 1918. During that time he received the Military Medal.

He was granted 14-days leave on February 17, 1917, to the United Kingdom.

Returning from the leave he served with the Battalion until he was killed in action on April 3, 1918.

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“Killed in Action” Whilst in the trenches North East of Neuville Vitasse, he was killed instantly by an enemy shell.
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