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Robert Geoffrey Masson

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant Robert Geoffrey Masson

May 24, 1917

Military Service






Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force


156th Bn.

Additional Information

Son of Robert and Harriett Masson of Ottawa, Ontario.

Brother of Flight Sub Lieutenant Donald Howe Masson, who died on April 20, 1917, while serving with the Royal Naval Air Service.

Commemorated on Page 291 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

IV. G. 17.


Pont du Hem is a hamlet situated on the main road from La Bassee to Estaires. Follow the D 947 from La Bassee to Estaires for 10 kilometres and the PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY lies on the left hand side of the road 5 kilometres short of Estaires.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram June 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Honour roll– In memory of the Ashbury College alumni and staff who gave their lives in Word War I, World War II and the Korean War. Plaque erected in the Ashbury College Chapel, 362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa
  • Memorial– Remembering brothers lost … Brothers In Arms Memorial, Zonnebeke, BE … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022
  • Photo of Robert Geoffery Masson– Flight Lieutenant Robert Geoffery Masson attended St. Andrew's College in Aurora, Ontario from 1909 to 1910.
  • Inscription– Inscription to the memory of Donald Howe Masson and Robert Geoffrey Masson on the family grave marker in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario.  Donald was killed on April 20, 1917 and is buried at DUNKIRK TOWN CEMETERY in France. Robert was killed on May 24, 1917 and is buried at PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY in France.
  • Photo of Donald Howe Masson– Robert Geoffrey Masson's brother, Donald was also killed in the First World war.  

Source:  The Photo and caption are from the entry for Donald Howe Masson at the this website - The Canadian Virtual War Memorial.
  • Photo of Robert Masson– Masson Ashbury College 1912-13

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