Biography of Private Arthur Mason (21526)
2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Formerly 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
and 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 31st July 1917


  • Name: Arthur Mason
  • Date of birth: 1893
  • Place of Birth: Morton, Lincolnshire England
  • Date of Birth Registration: April – June 1893
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: Thomas Mason
  • DOB: 1856
  • Place of Birth: Baston, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Gardeners Labourer


  • Name: Mary Ann Kingston
  • DOB: 1858
  • Place Of Birth: Thurlby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 8 June 1887 Morton, Lincolnshire, England

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Ethel Mason, 1888, Bourne
    Harry Mason, 1890, Morton
    Arthur Mason, 1893, Morton
    Florrie Mason, 1896, Bourne
    Nellie Mason, 1900, Bourne
    Plus 4 more which names are unknown taken from the 1911 census


  • 1901: Arthur is living with his parents at West Street, Bourne, Lincolnshire
  • 1911: Arthur is living with Mary Anne East a widow in Billingborough, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 18 and he is listed as a Drs groom (Not domestic).

Relatives in services

  • None found


  • No marriage for Arthur has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • Available

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Arthur Mason, 21520, 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 31st July 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • None found


  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Bourne, Roll of Honour in Bourne Abbey Church
    Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private Arthur Mason, 21526, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 31 July 1917
    Remembered with honour, Ovillers Military Cemetery.

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Bourne


  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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