CFHS code : AS322

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Memory of AGNES CHARTER MASON d 13 Oct 1947 aged 78 ALFRED NORMAN MASON d 15 Jan 1958 aged 84 and son ALFRED DAVID DECK[DEK] MASON died in Rangoon 9 May 1946 aged 19 [buried in Rangoon Military Cemetery] also KATHLEEN VALETTA MASON wife of AN MASON d 8 Nov 1963

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203471, 0.136996 – click here for location

Mason grave
Mason monument

Monument

Headstone with kerb stones in the parish area of All Saints, located beside the western path as it bends right in a northerly direction just before the wall.

Inscription

‘In loving memory of Agnes Charter Mason
died 13 Oct 1947 aged 78’

‘Alfred Norman Mason
died 15 Jan 1958 aged 84’

‘And son Alfred David Deck Mason
died in Rangoon 9 May 1946 aged 19
[buried in Rangoon Military Cemetery]’

‘Also Kathleen Valetta Mason wife of A. N. Mason
died 8 Nov 1963’

Agnes Charter Mason (c.1869‒1947)

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Alfred Norman Mason (c.1874‒1958)

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Alfred David Deck Mason (1926‒46)see also Life Story page

Alfred David Deck Mason was the only child of Alfred Norman Mason and Kathleen Valletta Mason (née Deck). He was born on 25 May 1926, and baptised on 7 August of that year at St Botolph’s Church. The family lived at ‘Norvaleen’ (Norman + Valetta + Kathleen), Summerfield, in Newnham Village. His grandfather, Arthur Deck, was a pharmacist, his shop being at 9 King’s Parade, Cambridge. His great-great grandfather, Isaiah Deck, had started the pharmacy in 1830 and was a distinguished mineralogist; Alfred’s great grandfather, also Isaiah Deck, maintained the pharmacy, but travelled to Egypt in search of diamonds, and had a wild plan to ship mummies to America to supply rags for paper-making!

Alfred died after the end of the war, on 9 May 1946 in Rangoon, aged 19, apparently as the result of a tragic accident. His body is buried in Rangoon Military Cemetery.

Kathleen Valetta Mason (d 1963)

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Sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Gurkha Rifles
War Graves Photographic Project
St Botolph baptismal register

By Ian Bent

Agnes Charter Mason; Alfred David Deck Mason; Alfred Norman Mason; Kathleen Valetta Mason