John Masson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 610
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 29.04.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: VIII.B.10.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Thornhill/Dundee ?
  • Address: Aystree Lodge, Broughty Ferry
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Jane Neill Williamson Masson, Aystree Lodge, Broughty Ferry

  • Father:

    George Masson, Aystree Lodge, Broughty Ferry

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More about John Masson

John Masson   610   Seaforth Highlanders


Lance-Corpl. John Masson 2d Seaforth Highlanders, after having braved the war for the past nine months, has at last been laid low.  At Ypres on Tuesday, he was hit by a bullet which exploded two others in his belt, one passing through his chest.  He was removed to hospital at Boulogne, where he died on Thursday last.

Deceased, who was 23 years of age, was a son of Mr George Masson, gardener at Aystree, Broughty Ferry, and had been a soldier for almost five years.

Dundee Evening Telegraph 3rd May 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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