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Army Number: NX31689Image not available
Surname: MASON
First Names: Walter Charles
Known as: Wally
Rank: L/Cpl.
Next of Kin: Mr. Walter Leslie MASON
Date of Birth: 9/4/1919
Place of Birth: Staffordshire, ENGLAND
Date of Enlistment: 12/6/1940
Locality on Enlistment: Boorowa, NSW
Place of Enlistment: Paddington, NSW
Date taken on strength: 22/11/1940
Taken on strength at: Tamworth, NSW
Taken on strength from: 3rd Pioneer Training Battalion, Wallgrove, NSW
Company: A
Platoon: 9
Section: 7 and 9
Ship to Singapore: Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt (HMT FF)
Embarkation Date: 29/7/1941
Singapore Work Parties: Thomson Road, Mount Pleasant, Caldecott Hill & Bukit Timah; River Valley Road
Other Work Parties: F Force
Train to Thailand (if applicable) : Train 5, Truck 20
1945 Work Party:
Return to Australia by: Died Overseas
Return Date: 0/0/0000
Date of Discharge: 0/0/0000
Date of Death: 12/3/1944
Cemetery: Kranji War Cemetery
Plot/Row/Grave: 2.A.19
Memorial: Boorowa Ex-Servicemens Memorial Club, Boorowa, NSW and Boorowa War Memorial, Boorowa, NSW
Information: Admitted 2 BCD (mumps) on 1/9/1941; discharged to Unit on 15/9/1941; on two man patrol at Causeway on 8/2/1942, with NX29196 - Pte. R.E. MOONEY, when NX68127 - Lieut. F.M. SMYTH was killed; entrained with "F" Force on 22/4/1943; NX31689 - L/Cpl. Wally MASON, NX29196 - Pte. Roy MOONEY, and NX41394 - Pte. Jack PARSONS, were with NX37685 - Pte. Ross MANSFIELD , when he died of illness at Sonkurai 3 on 5/10/1943; died of illness Doi AGH Changi (Pericarditis) on 12/3/1944
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