|Service Number||SN 1199|
|Age of Enlistment||22 years 7 months|
|Place of Enlistment||Perth, WA|
|Place of Birth||Guildford, WA|
|Previous Military Experience||Nil|
|Address History||Father - Richard Masters, Gingin, WA|
Enlisted with D Coy. 3rd Australian Pioneer Bn. Measles Blackboy Hill, WA.
Embarked Melbourne per HT ‘Wandilla’ for England 6.6.1916.
Roll Rank Private.
Roll Unit ‘D’ Company, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, AIF.
Masters disembarked at Plymouth 26.7.1916. After a period of training, he proceeded overseas to France via Southampton 24.11.1916. Masters became sick in the field and was transferred by 10th Australian Field Ambulance 15.12.1916, then to the 7th General Hospital at Omer with Mumps. He rejoined his Unit in the Field 8.1.1918. Masters attended Cookery School at Hazebrouck 12.1.1918. He was promoted to L. Cpl. 16.10.1918. He marched out to England ex France 14.4.1919 and disembarked at Southampton 16.4.1919 for return to Australia. Records note he was due 2 blue Chevrons.
Embarked for Australia per ‘Somali’ 1.6.1919.
Final Rank Lance Corporal 3rd Pioneer Bn. AIF.
Medical Condition NK.
Awards and Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Notes Although in active service, Masters does not appear to have fought on the front
Photos HMAT 'Wandilla' at Port Melbourne. Photographer Josiah Barnes, photograph source AWM PB1150
AWM PB1150. HMAT 'Wandilla' at Port Melbourne. Photographer Josiah Barnes, photograph sourced from the Pictorial Collection of the Australian War Memorial
NAA: B2455, Masters Vivian Dellmah
AWM Embarkation Rolls- Vivian Dellmah Masters
Gingin, WA. previously 9 Ethel St, Guildford. WA
HMAT 'Wandilla' at Port Melbourne. Photographer Josiah Barnes, photograph source AWM PB1150