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Harry MacKay Matheson

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  • Service number
    306 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Second Lieutenant AWMM
    Royal Flying Corps, Australian Flying Corps, attached 67 Squadron AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harry MacKay AWMM
  • Surname
    Matheson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    306 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    28 February 1896 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Place of birth
    • Australia AWMM
    • Oxford, Canterbury, New Zealand Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Birth notes
    • Australia AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Chemist AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 19 Aug 1914 Nunn Street, Benalla, Victoria, Australia AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Angus K. Matheson, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    306 AWMM
  • Military service
    Australian Expeditionary Force AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 19 August 1914 AWMM
    Australia AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW1 28 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    Private AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 9" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      154 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Second Lieutenant AWMM
    Royal Flying Corps, Australian Flying Corps, attached 67 Squadron AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He was born in Australia. It is not known when he came to New Zealand.

    His name appears in the Nominal Roll of New Zealander's serving with the Australian Expeditionary Force compiled in 1915. In November 1916 he gained a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps.

    Disembarked Suez, 20 December 1915.
    Admitted to NZ General Hospital, Zeitoun, 16 January 1916 (influenza); transferred to Convalescent Camp, Zeitoun, 6 February 1916.
    Posted to No 3 Company, New Zealand Engineers, Ismailia, 10 March 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria to join the British expeditionary Force, France, 7 April 1916.
    Found guilty, 2 April 1917, of neglecting to obey an order; absent without leave: forfeited 4 days' pay.
    Wounded in action, 5 October 1917 (slight); remained with unit; admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, 8 October 1917; discharged to duty and rejoined unit same day.
    On leave to Paris, 5 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 15 February 1918.
    Marched out to England for tour of duty, 7 July 1918.
    Commenced return to New Zealand from Southampton on board HT 'Willochra', 8 March 1919; disembarked Wellington, 15 April 1919; discharged, 13 May 1919.
    Total war service: 3 years 264 days (of which 3 years 205 days were abroad). AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    30 AWMM
  • Date of death
    24 December 1917 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed on Active Service AWMM
  • Place of death
    Palestine, Middle East, Asia AWMM
  • Death notes
    Palestine AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Gaza War Cemetery, Israel AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Grave XE 16 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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