42478 Driver Ernest Mason, DCM.
4th Reserve R.F.A. Awarded the Distinguished
Conduct Medal in the London Gazette of 30 June 1915. Mason was a native of Padiham,
The citation for the D.C.M. published in the London Gazette reads, "For conspicuous gallantry in volunteering to bring water and driving his cart into Ypres three times a day along shell swept roads. By his devotion to duty he supplied troops and wounded with much needed water".
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