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(later Major)

John Hamilton




19 May 1918 Edinburgh, Scotland

Service No.




Antrim Fortress Company RE / Antrim Field Company RE/ 591 Antrim Parachute Sqaudron

Royal Corps of Transport - Regular Army

Movement Control Section

Military Notes:
Service Record:

30 Mar 1940 Sapper Masterton is granted and emergency commission to rank of 2nd Lieutenant from OCTU

1942-1943 2i/c (2nd in command) of Antrim Field Company RE (soon after renamed 591 Antrim Parachute Squadron)

11 May 1946 confirmed promotion to 2nd Lieutenant

11 May 1948 promotion to Lieutenant

5 May 1951 rank of Lieutenant from emergency commission now confirmed as Lieutenant with seniority dated 3 June 1944

17 July 1951 promoted to Captain

15 Aug 1952, Captain Masterton receives a short service commission from the reserves, with the rank of Lieutenant and seniority from 4 Aug 1948.

9 Apr 1964 promoted to Major

21 April 1973 Major JH Masterton retired on retired pay

Family Notes:

son  of  John Masterton (1878-1933) and his wife Jean Liddel Walker Brownlee (1883-1965) [m. 1907 Midlothian]

Brother of Mary, William and Robert Masterton

Civilian Occupation:

Career  Soldier 


(1) 1942  Mary Thorne Baker in Hendon RD Middlesex

(2) 1958 Gertrude Forster Porteous (1919-1998)


26  Jan 2001 aged 82



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