John Mason papers

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection POW 044
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  • Physical Description
      2 boxes; manuscript, press cuttings, photographs, postcards, and printed material Includes miscellaneous badges, insignia, spent bullets, buttons, and a box

Scope and Content

5 diaries (1915-1918); Notebook (1918); Soldier's paybook (1915-1918); Letter to his father from the Author's Club (6 July 1917); Pamphlet Prisoners of Prussia (1918); Discharge Certificate (8 Apr. 1919); manuscript receipt of parcel (16 Apr. 1918); Press cuttings (1915); Letter from George V (1918); 3 photographs (n.d.); Field service postcard (23 May 1918); Red Cross depot tag (n.d.); Application form and 3 letters regarding application for a commission (26 May 1917, 22 June 1917, n.d.); 3 letters from his parents (1-19 May 1918); Booklet of hymns and bible passages (n.d.); 2 POW (Prisoner of War) postcards [1918]; Christian Union card (5 Sep. 1917); Ration card (2 Jan.-1 Mar. 1919); 3 passes (18 Sep.-23 Dec. 1915); Press cutting from The Westmoreland Gazette (20 Nov. 1915); 2 small maps of Western Front regions (n.d.); Booklet From War to Peace, 1914-1919 (Aug. 1919); Prison camp banknote (n.d.); Press cutting "Twelve Don'ts" (n.d.); 2 telegrams (3 Sep. 1916, 2 Jan. 1919); Hospital card (n.d.); Identification certificate (11 Mar. 1919); 5 medals, one with certificate (1914-1920, 1939-1945); Miscellaneous badges and insignia (n.d.); Rack of five spent bullets (n.d.); Spent bullet (n.d.); First Field Dressing (Nov. 1939); POW (Prisoner of War) tag (n.d.); Tin of miscellaneous buttons (n.d.); Tin of miscellaneous tags and insignia (n.d.); Box (n.d.).

Administrative / Biographical History

John (Jack) Mason, a Private, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, and 3rd and 9th Battalions, Lancashire Fusiliers, served on the Western Front, 1916-1918. He was captured in 1918 and held as a POW (Prisoner of War) at Langensalza.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Mrs F. Mason (widow). See Research Correspondence File.


In English

Other Finding Aids

POW catalogue (hard copy). Handlists located at POW 044: Mason, J.

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