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Harry MacKay Matheson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harry MacKay AWMM
  • Surname
    Matheson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 306 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 19 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Chemist/Civilian AWMM
    Australia AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 9" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      154 lb 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
    • This may be incorrect. If he was discharged 13 May 1919, he could not have died in Palestine in December 1917. Can this please be checked and rectified? Public - Lea - Researcher - 1 May 2018 - Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph record
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 December 1917 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    PalestineMiddle East AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Gaza War Cemetery, Israel AWMM Grave XE 16 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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01 May 2018LeaDunedin, New ZealandResearcher