known 4th March 1916
Harold John Mason was an Air Mechanic 2nd Class, official number 8130, with the Royal Flying Corps, and was accidentally killed whilst on leave on 4th March 1916 near his home in Horsehay, Shropshire. The story goes that some barrels fell off a lorry and knocked him into a ditch and killed him. His father, William Mason, had a knock on the door and was asked to help find a person that had been knocked down and whilst looking he discovered that it was his own son that had been killed. He was buried in St. John’s Churchyard, Lawley, Shropshire, but when the churchyard was cleared his memorial stone was erected in Shrewsbury Cemetery. Apparently he was buried with full military honours.
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