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Trooper Charles Mason

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Charles Henry Mason

Ancestor's date of birth: 25/05/1882

Ancestor's date of death: 08/09/1959

Cause of Death: Not Stated

Service Number: 4197

Colony or State of enlistment: NZ Place of Enlistment: Kirikiriroa Waikato

Unit: Number 22 Company

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): CPL, Date Effective: Not stated

Murray Page: Not applicable - did not serve in an Australian unit

Contingent: Seventh New Zealand

Ship: sailed from Wellington on the Gulf of Taranto, Date of Sailing: 06/04/1901

Memorial details: Not stated

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with SA 1901 SA 1902 Transvaal, Orange Free State clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Not stated

Reasons to go and fight: He was already serving in the No 1 Waikato Mounted Rifles.

Details of service in war: New Zealand's Seventh Contingent, which was intended to replace the Fourth Contingent, reached South Africa in May 1901

Service and life after the Boer War: On the 13th July 1904 he won a shooting belt with the 1st Waikato Mounted Rifles Volunteers

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Brent Jones, Norfolk Island
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandfather


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