This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
George Ellis Masterton
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 704
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Army Cyclist Corps
- Unit/Ship: 3rd/1st Highland Cyclist Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 18
- Date of Death: 15/05/1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Div. 19. BB. 2.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
Allan (1905-1978) & William
More about George Ellis Masterton
George was the brother of Cpl William Anderson Masterton, 305234, 3rd Highland Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, who was killed in action, 11.09.1917
George was enlisted in the 3rd/1st Highland Cyclist Battalion which was raised in Kirkcaldy but may have recruited elsewhere. Army Cyclist Corps battalions were largely home based cycle mounted infantry although some were posted to the European theatre as replacements for conventional infantry or Machine Gun battalions. It is thought that Private Masterton may have been posted as he is recorded as having been killed in action near Arras on 15th May 1916.
Both C.W.G.C. & S.D.G.W. state that he died of wounds.
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