HEAVY QUALITY GOLD PLATED POCKET WATCH TO SERGT. G. MASON, 2ND BN. GORDON HIGHRS.
Gold-plated full hunter pocket watch engraved with Gordon Highlanders insignia and maker's name to dial Hartex of Switzerland, the interior backplate engraved: 'Presented to Sgt. G. Mason by the members Sgts. Mess 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders on completion of 21 years service 30.12.27', complete with woven leather strap and fitted case.
George Mason entered France on 7 Oct 1914 with the 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders on 27 Nov 1914 and admitted to hospital. After briefly transferring to the Scottish Rifles, he returned to his former regiment and was promoted Sergeant. He was awarded the Long Service & Good Conduct Medal in 1927 and received this regimental pocket watch to mark the achievement.