Lt Cyril Robert Mason, Ox & Bucks L I

1894 Oct 25 born Birkenhead Reg Dist. 1 Park Road East. His father is later stated to be a "hotel proprietor"

1901 census living at 310, Old Chester Road, Birkenhead

1911 census has him as as boarder at The Grammar School, Ruthin

1914 Aug 8. Enlists

1914 Nov 1. Lands in France with Kings Liverpool Regt, the date indicated the 1/10 Scottish Battalion which 2 November 1914 : landed at Le Havre and transferred to 9th Brigade, 3rd Division. This is a Territorial battalion and he is a Private.

1914 Dec 9. Admitted to hospital with appendicitis

1914 Dec 10 Leaves France on Hospital Ship "Carisbrooke Castle"

1915 Mar 13 Still in UK

1915 Mar 18. Appointed 2nd Lt

1916 Jun 1. Ox & Bucks L I. 2nd Lt. (temp. Lt.) C. R. Mason to be Lt., with precedence as from 1st June 1916. 24th June 1917..

1919 Jun 25. Leaves the army. Home address is Saxonhurst, Rock Ferry, Cheshire

1920 Jul 30. Joins ADRIC. RIC no 72174, ADRIC no 47. Posted to Depot Coy

1920 Oct 11 Promoted Platoon Commander

1921 Jan 17. He became a permanent Cadet. 3rd class District Inspector (On probation from 24 Dec)

1921 Jun 16 Accidentally killed at Wexford

1921 Jun 15 He is killed by a single shot from his own revolver. Evidence given by Greer, the Country Inspector, says that they were in a convoy of a Crossley tender and a Lancia Armoured car. Mason was in the Armoured car, standing immediately behind the County Inspector. The Lancia pulled up outside the RIC Barracks in Wexford about 1.30pm. Suddenly there was a shot and Mason said "My god I am shot "His revolver was at his feet and one shot had been fired. The inquiry found that he died from this single shot from his own revolver, and that it was a complete accident. They had to reach this verdict which was undoubtedly correct.

Inquest report

1921 Aug 31 probate granted to his father

 

ADRIC men killed