condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

Harry MacKay Matheson



  • 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

Contribute ›
  • 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


Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›

Military decorations

Contribute ›

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 19 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Chemist/Civilian AWMM
    Australia AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • 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

Contribute ›
    • 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
Read more


About death

Contribute ›
  • 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
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



Contribute ›
  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Harry MacKay Matheson by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Harry MacKay Matheson

Leave a note

Contribute ›



Contribute ›


Command item
Command item
Add new record Refresh
DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
01 May 2018LeaDunedin, New ZealandResearcher

The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.

Creative Commons LicenseOnline Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.