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Memorial to the Fallen
The Great War 1914 ~ 1918 | Ninetieth Anniversary

Profiles of the Fallen

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Rank and Honours: Private, Gunner
Unit(s): The 19th Battalion, Canadian Field Artillery, 6th Brigade at 'Somme'
Next of Kin / Parents: James Masson (father), 112 St. Vincent Street, Toronto, Ontario.
  Jessie Masson (mother)
Date of Birth: 11th December, 1888
Enlisted: August 1914, in Toronto
Date of Death (& Place): 27 September 1918, killed in action
Age: 29
Burial Information: Sains-les-Marquoin British Cemetery, Pas de Calaise, France
  Sains-les-Marquoin British Cemetery lies at the junction of the D15 and D16 roads, about 1.5 kilometres from the centre of the village of Sains-le-Marquoin.
Further Personal Information: PTE. W.S. MASSON KILLED
  The news has been cabled to Mrs. Jessie Masson, 112 St. Vincent street, informing her that her son, Pte. William Stanley Masson, has been killed in action. He enlisted with the 19th Battalion and while in England was operated on for appendicitis. During his career in France he figured in most of the big engagements and during the Somme fighting was transferred to the artillery. He was 28 years old and before he enlisted, worked in the Game and Fisheries office at the Parliament buildings. He is survived by his mother, three brothers and three sisters, the youngest, Louise, is now nursing in France.
  Toronto Star, October 16, 1918
Details have been verified from the following sources:

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Veterans Affairs Canada

Commonwealth War Grave Commission