KENNETH RALPH MASON

 

 

Born: 12th May 1888, Ipswich.

Died: 21st June 1915; age 27; KiA – at St. Vaast Port, France.

Residence: ‘Trevose’ Felixstowe & The Abbey Place, Pershore, Worcestershire.

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

I.F.7.

St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery,

Richebourg-L’Avove,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George Calver Mason & Leticia Maria Mason, of Ipswich. Brother of Harold Percy Mason, of 23, Church Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

 

Brother to WILFRED HOWARD MASON.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Lonsdale House, Belstead Road, Ipswich.

 

Kenneth was 2 years old and living with parents & siblings.

George Calver Mason, 48, a Seed Crusher (oil cake merchant) & Paper Manufacturer – employer, born Ipswich.

Letitia Maria Mason (nee Williams), 46, born London.

Catherine May Grace Mason, 22, Mother’s Help, born Ipswich.

George Godson Mason, 21, a Merchant’s Clerk – Coals, born Ipswich.

Harold Percy Mason, 19, a Student of Law, born Ipswich.

Mabel Constance Mason, 17, born Ipswich.

Oswald Hugh Mason, 13, born Ipswich.

Malcolm Forty Mason, 11, born Ipswich.

Theodore Septimus Mason, 9, born Ipswich.

Wilfred Howard Mason, 7, born Ipswich.

Kenneth Ralph Mason, 2, born Ipswich.

1 governess

1 cook

1 nurse

2 housemaids.

 

1901   Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich.

 

Kenneth was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George, 58, an Oil Seed Crusher (oil cake merchant) – employer.

Letitia, 56.

Ernest Calver Mason, 30, born Ipswich.

Mabel, 27.

Oswald, 23, Paper Manufacturer – employer.

Malcolm, 21, a Clerk at Oil Seed Business.

1 domestic servant

2 cooks

1 hall boy

3 housemaids

1 kitchen maid

1 butler

1 footman.

 

1911   4, Marine Place, Sidmouth, Devon.

 

Kenneth was 22 years old, a Law Student. He was lodging with 8 other law students at the lodging house of 34 year old, Howard Frederick Clements.

 

Kenneth was educated by private tuition, he also attended Ipswich School, where he was a member of the Cadet Corps and the Literary & Dramatic Society. Kenneth went on to attend Jesus College, Cambridge, joining in October, 1909. He took Part I and Part II exams in Law and History and took his BA in June 1913.

 

Kenneth was a member of the Footlights Comedy Club.

 

Kenneth’s father, George Calver Mason, died 1905, Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich. His mother, Leticia Maria Mason died, 1917, ‘Trevose’, Felixstowe, Suffolk.

 

Kenneth is also remembered on the war memorial at Felixstowe, Suffolk, Jesus College, Cambridge, on his parents headstone at St. Mary’s Church, Belstead, Suffolk and at St Mary at Stoke Church Ipswich  brass plaque.

MASON G C

Kenneth’s father, George Calver Mason,

was Mayor of Ipswich 1875 – 1876.

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