Born: 3rd April 1884, Ipswich.

Died: 9th March 1917; age 34; KiA – Mesopotamia.

Residence: ‘Trevose’ Felixstowe.

Rank: Second Lieutenant; Service Number: 3673

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 72nd Field Coy.

18835 – Inns of Court Officers Training Corps.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George Calver & Letitia Maria Mason, of Ipswich; Husband of Gladys Mason of ‘Choisy’ Probus, Cornwall.






1891   Lonsdale House, Belstead Road, Ipswich.


Wilfred was 7 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.

Kenneth Ralph Mason, 2, born Ipswich.

1 governess

1 cook

1 nurse &

2 housemaids.


1901   Ipswich School, Henley Road, Ipswich.


Wilfred was 16 years old, a Student.


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


Wilfred is also remembered on the war memorial at Felixstowe, Suffolk, the Cranborne Mining School memorial, St. Martin & St. Meriodoc Church, Cornwall, and on his parents headstone at St. Mary’s Church, Belstead, Suffolk.



Wilfred’s father, George Calver Mason

was Mayor of Ipswich 1875 – 1876.


Royal Engineers, 72nd Field Coy






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