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Robert Edwin Cecil Mathieson

  • Service number
    • WWII 616752 AWMM
    • WWII NZD1560 AWMM
    • WWII 1560 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
  • Last rank
  • War


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Edwin Cecil AWMM
  • Surname
    Mathieson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII 616752 AWMM
    • WWII NZD1560 AWMM
    • WWII 1560 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 July 1919 AWMM WestportBuller District AWMM
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  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1944 AWMM 74 Newton Rd., Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. E. Ferguson, Carters Junct., Westport (s) AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      13 December 1945 AWMM
      The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Mathieson, Robert Edward. (Ref. WO 373/14/798). Military Medal. AWMM
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM

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  • Lance Sergeant R. E. C. Mathieson, MM; born Westport, 23 Jul 1919; truck driver; deceased. (Source: Ross, A. 23 Battalion. p.452.)

    'C Company had a somewhat similar experience to B's. Profiting by the battalion's earlier experience, the company by-passed a tank which was troubling it and left it to the oncoming tanks. Lance-Sergeant Reg Edmondson distinguished himself in wiping out a troublesome machine-gun post at a time when the momentum of the attack appeared likely to be lost. Corporal Mathieson, who had been particularly active in the operations of the previous night, again showed himself to be aggressive in attack. ‘His courage … did much to maintain the high morale and fighting spirit that enabled the company to successfully withstand the determined enemy counter-attacks at a most critical stage of the general advance,’ states the citation for Mathieson's MM.' (Source: Ross, A. 23 Battalion. p. 452.) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    8 December 1955 AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.452. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.83 AWMM
    • Record Book of Naval Personnel - c.1920-1945 - Lists Navy number, alphabetical list of names of ratings trained in England, numerical lists of officers. Archives New Zealand, R21346617, AAYT 8495 N12 AWMM
    • Royal New Zealand Navy List (c.1921-c.1970) - kindly provided by Ralph McNabb. AWMM

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