Photograph taken by Mavis Williams 1st August 2016
Close-up of John Hamon Massie's name on the Roll of Honour
Photograph taken by Bob on the 14th August 2017, Many thanks to him.
John Hamon Massie D S O in the UK, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1919
Name: John Hamon Massie D S O
Regiment or Ship: Royal Garrison Artillery
Birth Date: 10 Jun 1872
Birth Place: Eaux Chaudes, Basses Pyrenees, France
Enlistment Date: 1 May 1892
Enlistment Place: Woolwich
Father: Edward Richard Massie
Mother: Olga Marie Wessenberg-Ampringen
Volume: Volume 1
MASSIE, John Hamon, D.S.O.,Major, Royal Garrison Artillery, yr. s of Edward Richard MASSIE, of Coddington, Cheshire, and Annefield, Gresford, North Wales, formerly Lieut.78th Highlanders, by his first wife, Baroness Olga Marie, d/o Baron von WESSENBERG-AMPRINGEN and grand-daughter of Henry Baron von WESSENBERG-AMPRINGEN, formerly Austrian Ambassador at St. James’, and grandson of Admiral Thomas Leche MASSIE; b. Eaux Chaudes, Basses Pyrenees, France, 10th June 1872; educ. Stubbington House (Mr. M. FOSTER), and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; gazetted 2nd Lieut, 1st May 1892; promoted Lieut. 1st May 1895; Capt. 19th Jan 1900, and Major, 15th February 1913; served in Chitral, 1895, with the Relief Force (medal with clasp); and in the South African War, 1900-2, attd. to the Transport Department; took part in the operations in the Orange Free State, Feb. To May, 1900; operation in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg and Diamond Hill; operations in the Orange River Colony, May to 29th Nov, 1900 to March 1902, and those in the Orange River Colony, March to 31st May 1902 (mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette, 17th Jan. 1902), Queen’s medal with four clasps and King’s medal with two clasps, D.S.O.); was Instructor at the Royal Military Academy from 1 Jan. To 11 Sept. 1904; Commander of a company of Gentlemen Cadets there from 12 Sept. 1904 to 31 Dec. 1908, and Staff Capt. School of Gunnery, Shoeburyness, Nov. 1910 to Aug. 1914; went to France with the Expeditionary Force, 9 Oct. 1914, and died in the Field Ambulance, near Ypres, 15 Nov. following wounds received in action on the 13th, when in command of the 26th Battery, Heavy Artillery. Buried in Ypres Cemetery. Major MASSIE m at Southsea, co. Hants, 3 Sept. 1903, Maria Margaret elder dau. of Major-Gen. Ernest Archibald BERGER, Late 10th (The Lincolnshire) Regt.; s.p.
Major Massie is also in the Gresford Roll of Honour in the Postch of All Saint's Church, Gresford.
Photograph taken by Mavis Williams on the 21st August 2017
Researched and compiled by Mavis Williams