Three: Lance Corporal J. Mason, Suffolk Regiment
Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Cape Colony (4028 Pte J. Mason. 1st Suffolk Regt); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 1 clasp, South Africa 1902 (4028 Pte J. Mason. Suffolk Regt); Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (4028 L. Cpl. J. Mason. Suff: Regt)
Condition contact marks to first two, good fine, last good very fine
John Mason was born in Farnborough, Warwickshire. He attested for the Suffolk Regiment at Bury St. Edmunds in November 1894. Mason served with the 1st Battalion in South Africa from November 1899 to October 1900, and then from April through to September 1902. He was appointed a Bandsman in July 1902, and served with the Battalion in Egypt from January 1911 until October 1914. Mason subsequently served as a Lance Corporal with the 3rd Battalion at Home from 24 October 1914 to 10 January 1917 (awarded L.S. & G.C. in 1915; entitled to British War Medal, and Silver War Badge). He was discharged on 10 January 1917, having served 22 years and 63 days with the Colours.
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