West Stewart Mason

Sergeant West Stewart Mason of Belfast died on 15th October 1942 on a night-time bombing raid over Koln, Germany with R.A.F. 103 Squadron.


West Stewart Mason


Sergeant West Stewart Mason of Candahar Street, Belfast served with R.A.F. 103 Squadron as part of Bomber Command during the Second World War.

Sergeant West Stewart Mason (1480500) served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve during the Second World War. Born on 19th March 1916, he was the second son of John Stewart Mason and Isabella Mason (née Bailey) of 36 Candahar Street, Belfast.

West died on 15th October 1942 aged 26 years old. He was an Air Gunner on Handley-Page Halifax W1213 with R.A.F. 103 Squadron.

Remembering the crew of Halifax W1213

Last Name First Name(s) Rank Role Information
Briggs Frank Sergeant Air Gunner 1541522.
Fleming James Arthur Sergeant Air Bomber 1388513.
Lawlor Maurice Desmond Sergeant Flight Engineer 954428.
Mason West Stewart Sergeant Air Gunner 1480500.
Munns Douglas Philip Flying Officer Pilot 120571.
Murdoch David Beveridge Pilot Officer Wireless Operator / Air Gunner 116913.
Parker Graham Noel Flight Lieutenant Pilot 36247.

West Stewart Mason’s grave is in Section 1, Row H, Grave 13-14 of Rheinberg War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. His headstone bears the inscription:

Until the day break.