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30th April 2003Private Mason of Rorke's Drift
By Bob Schooley
My great-grandfather was a great friend of Charlie Mason, or Fred as he liked to be known. According to my grandmother Mason's grave was destroyed by vandals years ago but she can't remember exactly which cemetery he's in. Does anyone know where in London Mason is buried?

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Bob Schooley
1st May 2003glynne
try Keynsham Light Horse on the links at left
3rd May 2003bj
try highgate cem, swains lane, london i beleive c1934.
are you related to the schooley/masons?
3rd May 2003Bob Schooley
Thanks to everyone who has replied, especially with the names of the two cemeteries where I should look. I'm pretty sure I was taken to the grave as a child but with passing years and having spend so much time out of the country one tends to forget so much of ones past. My latest stay in London has, therefore, been something of a nostalgia trip. The added bonus of watching "Zulu" again in my hotel room the other week brought back all these old stories about Charlie Mason, of whom I really knew very little other than my grandmother's particular fondness given the way in which she spoke of him. I will endeavour to visit the cemeteries before I leave the UK next week just for old times sake.

Once again thanks to those who have taken the trouble of responding to my query. It really has opened my eyes to just how little I know about my own family.

5th May 2003pete
about a year ago i was doing my family history which took me to the military museum in gloucester were i spoke to a mr jones who showed me a photgraph of mason's grave i am sure if you contact him he will be able to tell you the location.