Private. Royal Army Service Corps. *
London Gazetted on 8th May 1918.
Born on 30th March 1877 at Southport, Lancashire.
Died on 4th April 1963 at Southport, Lancashire..
Memorial not known.
Digest of Citation reads:
The communications had been cut and the wounded could
not be evacuated because of an enemy attack. Reports had
come that the road was impassable, in spite of this,
Private Master's, who was attached to the *141st Field
Ambulance, volunteered to try and get through. With the
greatest of difficulties he managed to succeed by
clearing the road of all kind of debris. Throughout the
whole of the afternoon he continued to make journey
after journey over the road, which was subjected
persistently to shell and machine-gun fire. On one
occasion, he was bombed my aeroplane. Private Masters
was able to help evacuate the majority of the wounded
from the area. His car was the only one that managed to
get through during this particular phase.
4 Victoria Crosses and 1 George cross have been awarded
to members of the regiment.
VC's: Michael Murphy,
GC's: Joseph Hughes