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Lieutenant


John Rowland Valentine
MASON


Born:

1925

Service No.

1929992 NCO Rank service number prior to 1946
360894   Officer service number from 1st Jan 1946

Regiment(s):

591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE.
282 Field Company RE 
3 Army Field Survey Depot
14 Field Survey Company RE
14 Field Survey Squadron RE

Military Notes:
Service Record:

1943 Apr to Sept  - No 6 Royal Engineers University Short Course, Magdalene College, Cambridge
1943 Oct to May 1944 - BASIC and Corps training
1944 Jul to Sept  - Sapper, 3 Troop, 591 (Antrim) Parachute Squadron RE, in Normandy
1944 Oct to Mar 1945 - Sapper, 282 Field Company RE, 53rd Welsh Division - Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, and Germany
1946 1st Janury - Granted Emergency Commission Regular Army, 2nd Lieutenant RE, and posted Survey Training Centre RE - Topo Officer's Course
1946 1st June - Promoted to W/S Lieutenant RE (another source states 1st July 46)
1946 20th Sept  - joined 3 Army Field Survey Depot RE, BAOR
1946 18th Oct - joined 14 Field Survey Company RE - Topo Troup Commander
1947 Mar to Sept - OIC Bad Oeynhausen Detachment, BAOR - precursor SPC (BAOR)
1947 Oct to Nov - Acting Staff Captain (Print), Survey Branch, Rhine Army
1947 Nov to Nov 1948 - 2iC 14 Field Survey Squadron RE, and T/Captain

Family Notes:

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Civilian Occupation:

1960s civil engineer for Romford and then Havering Councils.

Married:

1946 June Farmer (1926-2001)
2010 Janet Wilby (1933-2015)

Died:

19 December 2014 

Burial:

Hastings Cemetery, East Sussex

Memorial:

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Links:

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5th June 2009 at Troarn, Normandy, France. D-day memorial speech given by J.R.V. Mason,
photo copyright P.Taylor and the Mason family.


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