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George Masters

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    George AWMM
  • Surname
    Masters AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 4/112A AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1890 AWMM HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Alfred Masters (father), Selwood Road, Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal with oak leaf AWMM
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
      MiD. London Gazette, 4 January 1917, p262, Rec No 440: For good work and devotion to duty during the period August 28th/October 2nd 1916. On September 16th when his Company was working under very heavy shellfire and his Company C.O. was killed and all other Officers wounded, Lieutenant Masters by his coolness and personal example was the means of keeping the men of his Platoon working on the digging of a most important communication trench to one of the captured trenches AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Embarkation details

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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • George Masters was the son of Alfred and Alice Lydia Masters of 207 Selwood Road, Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

    Attached to the RFC as an observer October 1916 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    3 April 1917 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Arras Flying Services Memorial, Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM

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  • Honouring my Great Uncle George, shot down over Arras while serving as gunner on an FE 2b plane. (*note; a rebuilt FE 2b, an extraordinary rear propeller craft, now flies the NZ skies, as can be seen via The Vintage aviator site. The gunner stood, completely exposed, in the nose).
    Public - Jennifer Lyndsay - Direct descendant - 24 April 2017
  • Remembering my Great Uncle George; a kind, gentle man who served with extraordinary valour.
    Public - Jennifer Lyndsay - Other Relative - 25 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
28 November 2021Ian Banks Taumarunui New ZealandResearcher
24 April 2017Jennifer LyndsayAuckland New ZealandDirect descendant

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