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Iris Patricia Mason

Portrait of Iris Patricia Mason in the late 1960's

Iris Patricia Mason

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Iris Patricia AWMM
  • Surname
    Mason AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    814551 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    February 1922 Public - Al (Alistair) - Child - 13 July 2016 - Personal knowledge Family history book
  • Place of birth
    Napier Public - Al (Alistair) - Child - 13 July 2016 - Personal knowledge Family history book
  • Birth notes
    • Born Napier Hospital Public - Al (Alistair) - Child - 13 July 2016 - Personal knowledge Family history book
    • Grew up on the Mason family farm 'Kaienga' at Crownthorpe, Hawkes Bay Public - Al - Child - 6 January 2018 - 'Kaienga' - June. E. Neale (family history book, published 1972)
  • Address before enlistment
    • Crownthorpe Hawkes Bay Public - Al (Alistair) - Child - 13 July 2016 - Personal knowledge Family history book
    • Attended Teachers College, in Wellington, where she was studying, prior to the outbreak of WW2 Public - Al - Child - 6 January 2018 - 'Kaienga' - June. E. Neale (family history book, published 1972)
  • Post war occupation
    • Primary school teacher Public - Al (Alistair) - Child - 13 July 2016 - Personal knowledge Family history book
    • Worked as a primary school teacher in New Zealand, Scotland and Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Also trained as Public - Al - Child - 6 January 2018 - Personal family knowledge
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs I.M. Mason (mother), Fernhill, New Zealand AWMM
    • Her parents (Iris Mason and Gordon Mason), were very worried about three of their four children going away to war. They were very relieved that Iris (Patricia), June, and Margaret survived the war, an Public - Al - Child - 6 January 2018 - 'Kaienga' - June. E. Neale (family history book, published 1972)
  • Relationship status
    Married to Kenneth Walker Marshall (born Kimberley, South Africa) in Umtali, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), where they established a coffee farm, and Iris (Patricia) undertook some teaching. One child - Al (Ali Public - Al - Child - 6 January 2018 - Personal family knowledge

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    814551 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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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  • Last rank

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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Roll of Honour

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  • Always proud to wear her medals and a poppy on ANZAC Day and to attend the dawn service. Her time during the war years was very formative for her as a person.
    Public - Al - Child - 6 January 2018
    Report 
  • Died 1996. Buried Crownthorpe Cemetery, Hawkes Bay
    Public - Al (Alistair) - Child - 13 July 2016
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Service Women Project: Sponsorship to research this record was kindly provided by the Auckland Returned Services Association, Returned Servicewomen's Branch; Marjorie Traill, Dorothy Grant, Daphne Shaw and Margaret Woollett. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.131 AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
23 January 2018AlSydney, AustraliaChild
13 July 2016Al (Alistair)SydneyChild

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