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John Walker Matheson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Walker AWMM
  • Surname
    Matheson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Dillinger AWMM
  • Service number
    10486 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 July 1908 AWMM Port ChalmersDunedin AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 4 November 1939 AWMM 362 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss C.E. Matheson (sister), 15 Wycliffe Terrace, Port Chalmers, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 May 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 9 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fresh AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Christchurch Public Hospital AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Queen Mary Hospital, Hanmer Springs AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cardia asystole AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • After returning from the war, John Matheson remained a Post Office employee until his retirement on a full war pension.

    Known as Dillinger by his army mates AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    9 April 1974 AWMM
    Age 65 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Miss you Grandad
    Always in your debt for your service
    Your smile will remain with me till the day I die
    Your Grandson
    Craig Alexander Matheson 🇳🇿
    Public - Craig Alexander - Direct descendant - 8 October 2022
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  • I will never forget you and Nana, rest in peace
    Public - JOHN - Other relative - 11 October 2021
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  • Forever in my heart! Although you were taken from us too soon you will always be with us. Thinking of you today.
    Public - Claire - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
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  • Namaste, Dad. You were an amazing father and grandfather. Finn loves you, and you would have loved him too.
    Public - Alexandra (Lexie) Mary Raine - Child - 19 March 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 127 AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
08 October 2022Craig Alexander Townsville Australia Direct descendant
11 October 2021JOHNCHRISTCHURCHOther relative
25 April 2015ClaireWellington, new zealandOther Relative
19 March 2015Alexandra (Lexie) Mary RaineAucklandChild

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