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Lance Corporal A V Masey


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Lance Corporal Alfred Vernon MASEY, G/17760, "A" Company,  6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 2nd August 1917, age 33.

Born Dymchurch, Kent, son of George Stace & Denness Masey, of New Romney, Kent.

25th September 1884, Dymchurch, Kent, baptism of Alfred Vernon Masey, son of George Stace & Dennis Masey.


1911 Census - Cheriton Lodge, West Street, New Romney, Kent. - Vernon Masey, head, age 26, single, grocer & draper, employer, born Dymchurch, Kent; Denness Masey, mother, age 62, widow, 7 children, 5 still alive, born Bilsington, Kent; Albert Masey, brother, age 30, single, bricklayer, builder, worker, born Dymchurch, Kent; Edith Masey, sister, age 24, single, dressmaker, employer, at home, born Dymchurch, Kent.


Enlisted New Romney, Kent, age 31 years & 172 days, height 5ft 11½ inches, weight 10 stone 12lbs.  Resided New Romney, Kent. Formerly grocer.

Next of Kin (sister) - Edith Maud Masey, Cheriton Lodge, New Romney, Kent.

15th December 1915, enlisted; 15th December  1915, 103rd Training Reserve Battalion, Service No. TR/10/56193; 23rd February 1916, Application to Local Tribunal for Exemption for Voluntary Attested Men - "The business in which I am a partner cannot be carried on without my assistance. I take the management of the retail part of the business, my partner of the buying of stock & business connected with wholesale warehouses. We have lost two assistants owing to enlistment and are now working with lads who have very little knowledge of the trade"; 6th March 1916, Local Tribunal decision - "I beg to inform you that this case has been considered by the Local Tribunal, and they have decided that, "The man has been exempted from being called up for Military Service. The exemption is for two months."; 10th June 1916, mobilized, age 31 years & 334 days,  height 5ft 11½ inches, weight 139lbs; 10th June 1916, posted 27th (Reserve) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, Service No.3223.

18th August 1917, Separation Allowance of 4/3 a week, Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week payable to Miss E M Masey.

18th January 1919, Probate - Alfred Vernon Masey, of Cheriton Lodge, New Romney, Kent. Private H.M. Army died 2nd August 1917, in France. Probate London 18th January to Edith Maud Masey, spinster. Effects £217 19s 7d.

23rd September 1919, Statement of Relatives, completed by  Edith Maud Masey, (sister), c/o Mrs Grocott, The Nook, New Romney- Widow, none; Children, none; Father, none; Mother, none; Brothers - John Hoad Masey, age 42, 4 High Street, New Romney; Albert Bertie Masey, age 39, 23 Albert Road, North Road, Plymouth;

Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Bay 7, France & New Romney War Memorial, St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, New Romney, Kent.


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