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Katherine Matthews

  • Service number
    815258 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • WAAC Public - Ross - Researcher - 2 February 2020 - Army List 1944
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Katherine AWMM
  • Surname
    Matthews AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    815258 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 June 1915 WWII WAAC Roll
  • Date of birth
    4 June 1915 Public - Ross - Researcher - 3 February 2020 - NZ death certificate of Katherine Watson, 1979/48249
  • Place of birth
    Huddersfield, Yorkshire, UK Public - Ross - Researcher - 3 February 2020 - UK birth registration of Kate Matthews, 1915(3) (ie July-Sept) Vol. 9A page 333
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
    • married James Sharon Watson, scientist. He died 1959. Katherine ("Kit") Watson flew on Air NZ flight Public - Ross - Researcher - 2 February 2020 - from genealogical sources linking Katherine Mathews with her sister Edith (Matthews) Mulgrew, and the will of Kathleen Watson held in National Archives, Wellington (and available online). Kathleen (Kit) Watson is on the National Erebus Memorial list, panel E, alongside Peter Mulgrew.
    • 901 to Antarctica with her nephew Peter Mulgrew and died in the Mt Erebus crash, 28 November 1979 Public - Ross - Researcher - 3 February 2020 - Kathleen (Kit) Watson is on the National Erebus Memorial list, panel E, alongside Peter Mulgrew.
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Mulgrew (sister), Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • WAAC Public - Ross - Researcher - 2 February 2020 - Army List 1944
  • Service number
    815258 AWMM
  • Military service
    Director's secretary of secret radar "Radio Development Laboratory 1941-44 Public - Ross - Researcher - 2 February 2020 - DSIR [Department of Scientific and Industrial Research] World War 2 Narratives. No 3. Radar. AAOQ W3424 16/ National Archives, Wellington.
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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • References
    • Service Women Project: Sponsorship to research this record was kindly provided by the Auckland Returned Services Association, Returned Servicewomen's Branch; Marjorie Traill, Dorothy Grant, Daphne Shaw and Margaret Woollett. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.66 AWMM

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