Lieutenant Cecil John Mason

Date of Birth 13 September 1897
Age at Death 20
Date of Death 21 April 1918
Service Number
Military Service 54th Squadron Royal Air Force
Merton Address 54 High Street, Wimbledon
Local Memorial Wimbledon Parish Church

Additional Information

Cecil was born on the 13 September 1897 to Thomas George and Cecilia Lily Mason, and baptised on the 1st of November at Wimbledon Parish Church. His father was a grocer, with a shop called Mason’s Stores located at 54 High Street, Wimbledon. The property included 12 rooms, where the family lived. The shop had been passed down through a few generations of Masons, and Cecil’s grandfather appears to have run the first post office in Wimbledon. Cecil had two older brothers, Herbert, an engineering student, and Thomas, and a younger sister, Vera.

Cecil attended Margate College, and initially joined the military as a Trooper in the 2nd City of London Yeomanry, service number 2859. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on the 27 September, 1917, and became a flying officer for the RAF on the 5 January, 1918. He was reported as missing on the 21 April, 1918, but wasn’t officially declared dead until 1919.


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