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Geoffrey George Mason

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Geoffrey George AWMM
  • Surname
    Mason AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 60106 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 November 1911 DCM Register KohukohuNorthland DCM Register
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 1940-1941 AWMM Waimamaku, Hokianga, North Auckland AWMM
    • WW2 1941 AWMM Waimamaku, Hokianga, North Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mrs. L. Mason (mother), Waimamaku, Hokianga, North Auckland AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs. L. Mason (mother), Waimamaku, Hokianga, North Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
      1944 AWMM
      Citation for DCM: During the fighting in cassino, Italy, from 20 March 1944 until he was wounded the following day Lance Sergeant Mason showed outstanding personal bravery, initiative and leadership. On the morning of the 21st his platoon was heavily counter-attacked. In the early stages of the fighting the Platoon Commander was wounded and Lance Sergeant Mason immediately assumed command. The position of the platoon at this stage was precarious and the enemy were pressing home their attack supported by heavy fire. Cooly and without care for his own safety, he went from post to post and quickly reorganised the defence. As a result the position was held firmly and the enemy was forced to withdraw. Lance Sergeant Mason himself led a party of his men against the enemy, who had gained a foothold, driving them out with heavy casualties and capturing ten prisoners. There is no doubt that by his own example of courage, resource and determination he was largely responsible for the safety of his platoon and the holding of an important area.Toward the end of this Lance Sergeant Mason was himself severley wounded. AWMM
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
    • Africa Star (8th Army clasp) AWMM
    • Italy Star AWMM
    • Defence Medal AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown 2NZEF Nom Roll 3 Truck Driver/Civilian 2NZEF Nom Roll 3
    KaikoheNorthland 2NZEF Nom Roll 3
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    New Zealand Electronic Text Collection: The Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War: 21 Battalion
    http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz//tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-21Ba-c13.html
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.321 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.240 AWMM
    • London Gazette AWMM
      1 August 1944 AWMM
    • Honours and awards of the 2nd NZEF: the Distinguished Conduct Medal (1966). Wellington, N.Z.: Army Headquarters. AWMM
      DCM Register: Entry 67 AWMM
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