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War Records 1914-18

Gunner George Mann

Private Roderick J Mann

Private Hope Manson

Private J Manson (Muir of Ord)

Private John Manson (Invergordon)

2/Lieutenant Archibald J Marshall

Private T H H Marshall

Colonel Quentin Mason-Macfarlane

Major Noel Mason Macfarlane

Captain W C Mason-Macfarlane

Sergeant Harry D Masters

Lance Corporal William Masters

Lieutenant Alexander Matheson (Canada)

Corporal Alexander Matheson (Contin)

Corporal Alexander D Matheson (Alness)

Private Angus Matheson

Gunner David G Matheson

Corporal Donald Matheson

Gunner George Matheson

Private James Matheson

Private John Matheson (Garve)

Private Thomas Matheson

Private William Matheson

Surname Mann-Murdoch

Surname Forename Rank Home Relationship
Mann G Gunner Avoch Brothers 1
Mann Roderick J Private Avoch  1
Manson Hope Private Invergordon Brothers 2
Manson Private Muir of Ord  
Manson John Private Invergordon  2
Marshall Archibald J 2/Lieutenant London  
Martin T H H Private Leeds  
Noel Major Edinburgh Brothers 3
Quentin Colonel Edinburgh  3
W C Captain Edinburgh  3
Masters Harry D Sergeant Dingwall Brothers 4
Masters William L/Corporal Maryburgh  4
Matheson Alexander Lieutenant Canada 
Matheson Alexander Corporal Contin  
Matheson Alexander D Corporal Alness Brothers 5
Matheson Angus Private Alness  
Matheson David G Gunnner Canada
Matheson Donald Corporal Evanton Brothers 6
Matheson Duncan Gunner Alness  5
Matheson George Gunner Tain  
Matheson James Private Alness  5
Matheson John Private Alness  5
Matheson John Private Garve  
Matheson Murdo Private Alness  5
Matheson Thomas Private Evanton  6
Matheson William Private Canada
Meikle (VC) John Sergeant Glasgow  
Michael R L/Corporal Kildary  
Michie David Private NZ ex-
Michie J Sergeant Lochcarron  
Middleton A A Alastair A Brigadier  
Miller William L/Corporal Evanton  
Milton John Private Dingwall  
Moir Alexander L/Corporal Munlochy  
Moodie Andrew Private Munlochy Brothers 7
Moodie Clement T Private Munlochy  7
Moodie Edwin C Gunner Munlochy  7
Moodie Ralph Captain Munlochy  7
Moodie Stanley G Private Munlochy  7
Morrison Alick Private Canada
Morrison Andrew L/Corporal Cromarty Brothers 8
Morrison Donald Driver Cromarty  8
Morrison Donald Corporal Kildary  
Morrison Donald Private Tain Brothers 9
Morrison Evan Private Tain  9
Morrison George Private Australia
Morrison John Private Cromarty  8
Morrison John L/Corporal Tomintoul  
Morrison William Gunner Cromarty  8
Mott H Private London  
Mundell W G R Sergeant Lochbroom  
Munro Adam L/Corporal Edderton  
Munro  Alexander Sapper Dingwall Brothers 11
Munro Alexander Private Fairburn Brothers 10
Munro Alexander Private Ullapool  
Munro Alexander G Private Alness Brothers 12
Munro Colin L/Corporal Alness  12
Munro D Privater Dingwall  
Munro David Private Dingwall  
Munro David Private Evanton Brothers 13
Munro David Driver Invergordon  
Munro Donald Lieutenant Dingwall  
Munro George L/Corporal Alness Brothers 14
Munro Hector Private Alness  12
Munro Hector S Lieutenant Evanton  
Munro Ivy Private Conon Brothers 15
Munro James R Private Canada
Munro John Driver Conon  15
Munro John Corporal Dingwall  11
Munro John Sergeant Evanton  13
Munro John Private Fairburn  10
Munro John E Gunner Tain Brothers 16
Munro John M L/Corporal Salisbury
Munro Kenneth Private Tain  
Munro M Private Alness  
Munro Murdo Lieutenant Invergordon  
Munro Robert L/Corporal Bonar Bridge  
Munro Robert Private Strathpeffer  
Munro Simon Corporal Alness  
Munro William Private Alness  
Munro William Corporal Conon  15
Munro William Private Fairburn  10
Munro William Corporal Tain  16
Munro William D Corporal Inverness  
Munro William M Gunner Dingwall  
Murchison Murdoch Lieutenant Lochcarron  
Murray Alexander Private Kildary  
Murdoch George Private Dingwall  

Date of Paper:  12.05.1916
Surname:  Mann
First Name(s):  George
Rank:  Gunner
Regiment:  Machine Gun Corps
Home Address:  Burnfarm, Avoch

Above is reproduced photographs of two sons of Avoch who took part in the war. Gunner George Mann, Burnfarm, grandson of the late Mr and Mrs R. Mann, was studying for the C.E. examinations in the Royal Technical College, Glasgow, when he answered the call in April 1918, joining the Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Section). He went to France the same year, and in the month of September was reported missing.
Pte. Roderick J. Mann is a son of Mr and Mrs John Mann, Bogfarm. A banker by profession, he enlisted when he came of military age in July last in the Gordon Highlanders, from which he was subsequently transferred to the Gloucester Regiment. He was trained and ready for France when the Armistice was signed.

Date of Paper:  12.05.1916
Surname:  Mann
First Name(s):  Roderick J.
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Gordon Highlanders / Gloucester Regiment
Home Address:  Burnfarm, Avoch

Date of Paper:  09.06.1916
Surname:  Manson
First Name(s):  Hope
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Not stated
Home Address:  Mossfield, Invergordon

The sympathy of a wide circle of friends goes to Mr and Mrs George Manson and family, Mossfield, Invergordon, in the sore bereavements they have sustained through the loyalty of their sons to King and country.
Their eldest son, No. 7382 Pte. John Manson, who went through the South African campaign with the 1st Service Company of Seaforth Volunteers, winning the Queen's Medal with four clasps, enlisted in the 1st Seaforth Highlanders on the outbreak of hostilities. After a period of training, he went to France with a draft [remainder obliterated].

Date of Paper:  09.06.1916
Surname:  Manson
First Name(s):  John
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  1st Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  Mossfield, Invergordon

Date of Paper:  12.05.1916
Surname:  Manson
First Name(s):  J.
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Not stated
Home Address:  Mackintosh Buildings, Muir of Ord

Manson, Private J., 1333 (29), first reported wounded, was subsequently reported missing, and, as in other cases, death has since been presumed.
The son of Mr Charles Manson, Mackintosh Buildings, Muir of Ord, he was a groom, and employed at Strathpeffer.

Date of Paper:  02.03.1917
Surname:  Marshall
First Name(s):  Archibald J.
Rank:  Second Lieutenant
Regiment:  Seaforths / Royal North Lancs. Regiment
Home Address:  The Anchorage, Sidney Avenue, Wood Green, London

The above is a portrait of Lance-Corporal Archibald J. Marshall, Seaforths, who has been successful in passing through an officers cadet battalion at St John's College, Cambridge. He has now been gazetted to the Royal North Lancs. Regiment as a second lieutenant, and took up his duties with his unit on 26th February. A son of Mr J. S. Marshall, The Anchorage, Sidney Avenue, Wood Green, London, Lance-Corporal Marshall joined the Seaforths on mobilisation from London, and went out with the battalion in 1914. He fought at Neuve Chapelle and Aubers Ridge, and was steadily on duty in the trenches and otherwise for a prolonged period. After being home invalided, he returned to the front, and remained until released for a commission. His friends in the regiment will wish him every prosperity in the well merited advancement he has attained.
Previous to going to Cambridge last September, Lieut. Marshall visited Dingwall, where he resided with Mr Hewitt, banker, an old family friend.

Date of Paper:  26.07.1918
Surname:  Martin
First Name(s):  T. H. H.
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  1/4th Seaforths
Home Address:  14, Methly Place, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

A photograph appears today of 201742 Pte. T. H. H. Martin, 1/4th Seaforths, who has been missing since March 23 last, and about whom any information will be gladly received by his wife at 14 Methly Place, Chapel Allerton, Leeds. Pte. Martin is well known in the battalion, having been attached to the barber's section at headquarters. He joined up at Ripon, and went to France on July 13, 1916. A fine soldier, his popularity was notable, while his two good conduct stripes speak of his record in the ranks of this famous fighting Highland regiment. As a considerable number of men of the 1/4th Seaforths are known to be prisoners of war, but so far unable to correspond with home, the hope is expressed that Pte. Martin may be one of them.

Date of Paper:  28.03.1919
Surname:  Mason-Macfarlane
First Name(s):  Quentin
Rank:  Colonel
Regiment:  Not stated
Home Address:  North British Hotel Edinburgh ?

[Obliterated} to take his battalion ......... Quentin and after ......... seriously ill and had to ..... On recovering he was appointed ....... Major to the C.R.A. of ....... During August 1918 he was awarded a second bar to his Military Medal for carrying a wounded stretcher bearer off under machine gun fire. In September, 1918, General Lecky was appointed Inspector General of R.H. and R.F. Artillery in India and he made Major Mason-Macfarlane his staff officer. Shortly before sailing for India, Major Mason-Macfarlane married Miss Islay Pitman, youngest daughter of Mr F. I. Pitman of Braymead, Bray
Major Mason-Macfarlane is a keen [remainder missing].

Date of Paper:  28.03.1919
Surname:  Mason-Macfarlane
First Name(s):  Noel
Rank:  Major
Regiment:  Not stated
Home Address:  North British Hotel, Edinburgh ?

Date of Paper:  28.03.1919
Surname:  Mason-Macfarlane
First Name(s):  W. C.
Rank:  Captain
Regiment:  Not stated
Home Address:  North British Hotel, Edinburgh?.

Date of Paper:  09.02.1917
Surname:  Masters
First Name(s):  Harry D.
Rank:  Staff Sergeant-Saddler
Regiment:  Ross Mountain Battery
Home Address:  Macdonald's Court, Dingwall (formerly Keithtown, Brahan, Maryburgh)


Above will be found reproduced photographs of two gallant brothers, sons of Mrs Master, Keithtown, Brahan, who are serving with the Colours, and one of whom has been both wounded and gassed.
Staff Sergt.-Saddler Harry D. Masters, Ross Mountain Battery, is 32 years of age, and is an saddler to trade, having been in the employment of Mr James Fraser, saddler, Dingwall, when he was mobilised. Sergt. Masters took a keen interest in the R.M.B. from its initiation, and he was very popular with the boys. He has been in the East with the Battery since they went to the Dardanelles in 1915. His wife and family, a boy and girl, reside in Macdonald's Court, Dingwall.
Lance-Corpl. William Masters, Black Watch, has not been so fortunate as his brother. He has been on the Western front, and was wounded in the thigh at Loos in September 1915. After recovering he returned to France, and had the misfortune to be gassed some little time ago. He is now in a War Hospital at Bath, and is progressing well. Twenty-five years of age, and a gardener to trade, he served his apprenticeship in the Brahan Gardens, from where he went to Tarbat Gardens. He was in Falkirk when the war started, and immediately volunteered for service. Mrs Masters is to be congratulated on her two soldier sons.

Date of Paper:  09.02.1917
Surname:  Masters
First Name(s):  William
Rank:  Lance Corporal
Regiment:  Black Watch
Home Address:  Keithtown, Brahan, Maryburgh

Date of Paper:   08.11.1918
Surname:  Matheson
First Name(s):  Alexander
Rank:  Lieutenant
Regiment:  Canadian Machine Gun Corps
Home Address:  Canada (formerly Ravenshill, Achterneed, Strathpeffer)

A photograph is reproduced to-day of the late Lieut. Alexander Matheson, Candian Machine Gun Corps, only son of Mr and Mrs Matheson, Ravenshill, Achterned, who, as already reported, was killed in action in France on September 29, 1918. Deceased is well-remembreed in the Fodderty district as a singularly bright, intelligent boy. Dux of his year in Fodderty School, he passed into Dingwall Academy. Subsequently he was employed for a short period with the Strathpeffer and Dingwall Electric Lighting Co., and before he was 17 years of age, following an instinct towards adventure, he emigrated to Victoria, British Columbia. In 1915, he joined the colours in Victoria, and went to France with the Canadian Medical Crops early in 1916. Last autumn he was recommended for a commission, and came to England for his training course in January, and was gazetted lieutenant in April, 1918. He was home for a short furlough last August. On his returning to France he was promoted training officer at the base. The call from up the line found him eager for the fight, and on September 21st, about a week before he fell, he volunteered for duty and joined his unit. Particulars as to the manner of his end are still awaited. The closing days of September were strenuous times for the Canadians, and emerging as the famous Dominion troops did with great glory and honour, the toll of death was heavy in some units, and the sources of information in some cases is consequently very restricted.
Lt. Matheson was a fine type of Canadian soldier and officer. "It seems but yesterday," a correspondent wrote, "since Alick visited the old home at Achterneed, looking the picture of strong, virile, young manhood;  bright, winsome and cheery."

Date of Paper:  13.06.1919
Surname:  Matheson
First Name(s):  Alexander
Rank:  Corporal
Regiment:  7th Seaforths
Home Address:  Tarvie, Contin

Reproduced today is a portrait of Corporal Alexander Matheson, 7th Seaforths, who laid down his life for his country at Festubert, near La Bassee, on July 1st, 1915. He was out with a party covering engineers at work when he was killed. Deceased was the only son of the late Mr Alexander Matheson, Tarvie, where he was born in 1996. He was an old Contin schoolboy, having been under that revered old dominie, Mr Macglashan. A well known athlete, he often took part in Highland games, and was a regular competitor at Strathpeffer. He was also a keen sports man and an excellent shot. Prior to the war he served in the Lovat Scouts, but in 1913 he joined the Metropolitan Police, and during his first year there he gained the prize with the rifle.
On 8th August he enlisted in the Seaforths, and was sent to the 7th Battalion, where he was appointed scoutmaster under Lieut. Kerr. A sister of the deceased, Miss Mary Matheson, served for three years at the Canadian Headquarters in England, and later with the Canadian Medical Corps.
A step-brother, Mr R. Munro, served in the Wartime Hosiery Department of the War Office at Leicester for twelve months.

Date of Paper:  30.11.1917, 31.05.1918 (James Matheson only) and 22.08.1919
Surname:  Matheson
First Name(s):  Alexander D.
Rank:  Corporal
Regiment:  New Zealander Mounted Rifles
Home Address:  Ballone, Boath, Alness

Also - Private Angus Matheson, New Zealand Mountain Rifles; Gunner Duncan Matheson, R.G.A.; Private James Matheson, 4th Seaforths; Private John Matheson, American Army; and Private Murdo Matheson, Highland Light Infantry.

There is reproduced today a photograph of Pte. Angus Matheson, New Zealanders, fourth son of Mrs Matheson, Ballone, Boath, Alness, Ross-shire, who was killed in action on October 12, 1917, while serving on the Western Front. Pte. Matheson, who was 31 years of age, joined up two years ago, had been in New Zealand for thirteen years, and was sheep buyer for the New Zealand Freezing Company. On crossing with his contingent he got two nights' leave in the North, but since then had been continuously on service. A fine, manly fellow, and a courageous and brave man, his officers and comrades speak in high terms of him. Lt. Moore, writing to the mother, says: "Dear Mrs Matheson - It is with deep regret that I write you regarding the death in action of your son, 44132 Pte. Angus Matheson, during the offensive of October 12th. Though he was not in my platoon, he was in my charge when he fell, and I want to tell you that he proved himself to be a very gallant soldier. Though he was in action for the first time, he showed the coolness and courage of a veteran. It will be at least a little consolation to you to know the circumstances under which he met his death. During the advance we were held up by machine gun fire from a couple of 'pill-boxes' and it was essential that immediate action should be taken. I explained the situation to the men near me, and we set off to cross a dangerous piece of ground swept by machine gun fire, your son being one of the first to follow me. When almost across he was struck in the head by a bullet and killed instantaneously. I may say that I am proud to have had men of his calibre with me, and only regret that he did not come through safely."
Deep sympathy is felt with Mrs Matheson in her loss. The family record is truly one of which a Highland mother even in her sorrow may well be proud. In all, four sons have served their country in the war.
Corpl. Alick Matheson, 33, joined up at the outbreak of hostilities from New Zealand, and was for two months in the Dardanelles, and is at present with Allenby's victorious army in the Holy Land. He has come through without a scratch so far. During all that time Cpl. Matheson has not been home on leave.
Pte. Murdo Matheson, 29, HLI, joined up about eighteen mohths ago, and has been on active service in France for a year.
Gunner Duncan Matheson, 25, RGA, mobilised at the outbreak of war, and has been serving continuously on the Western Front until 15th October, when he was wounded in both eyes. He is at present in a base hospital in France, and the latest report is that he is recovering rapidly.
Pte. James Matheson, 22, 4th Seaforths, joined up in November 1914 and proceeded to France in May 1915. He was wounded by gunshot in the thigh in April 1917, but has been back at the Western Front since August.

As briefly stated in a recent issue, Mrs Matheson, Ballone, Boath, Alness, has been informed that her second youngest son, Pte. James Matheson, 4th Seaforths, who has been missing since the battle of Cambrai in November 1917, died a prisoner of war at Rennely in German hands. The information was forwarded through Switzerland by the Geneva Red Cross. Pte. Matheson, whose photograph appears today, was one of six brothers who have taken an active part in the war. He is the second son to fall, an elder brother, Pte. Angus Matheson, New Zealanders, having been killed in action on the Western front in October 1917, only a few weeks before his brother was posted missing. Pte. Matheson was 22 years of age. He joined the Seaforths in 1915, and after training at Pitlochry went to Ripon and thence to France in 1916. In April 1917 he was wounded at the Battle of Arras. After three months in hospital he had leave at home, and thereafter reported at Cromarty, and subsequently returned to the Front in August 1917. Deceased was a fine soldierly lad, much loved by all who knew him. There is deep sympathy with the widowed mother whose double loss comes heavy after the long period of anxiety and gradually diminishing hope.
The other sons on service are Corpl. Alick Matheson, New Zealanders, in the East; Pte. Murdo Matheson, HLI, in France; Gnr. Duncan Matheson, RGA, recovering from wounds in England; and Pte. John Matheson, with the American Army.

Much regret will be felt at the announcement that Corpl. Alexander D. Matheson, New Zealand Mounted Rifles, son of the late Mr John Matheson, and Mrs Matheson, Ballone, Boath, Alness, has been accidentally killed at Christchurch, New Zealand. Deceased went to New Zealand about 15 years ago, and engaged in farming with his uncle, Mr Malcolm Matheson. In February 1915 he joined the New Zealand Mounted Rifles, and came over to Egypt, from where he proceeded to Gallipoli with a draft. He took part in the withdrawal from the peninsula. Later he was attached to the Army which ultimately conquered the Turk in the Palestine campaign. In December last year he came to his home in the Highlands on leave, and remained for over two months. In March he returned to New Zealand pending demobilisation. At Christchurch about the 13th May Mr Malcolm Matheson met his nephew and drove him to his home. About 5 pm the horse got out on the road with his harness on, and Mr Alex. Matheson went after him and caught him. He jumped on the horse's back, but the horse immediately bolted. Attempting to get the reins with the object of pulling up the horse, Alex. was killed. The accident caused the greatest grief to the relatives, who had been rejoicing at the homecoming of one who had so nobly served his country for over four years. Deceased was a prominent Freemason, and while in the East attended several meetings, one in Palestine, and quite near to [obliterated] Temple.
Mrs Matheson in all had five sons who served in the war. Private Angus Matheson, New Zealand Force, was killed in action on October 12th, 1917, while serving on the Western Front. He had been in New Zealand for 13 years, and was engaged as a sheep buyer. He joined up in 1915, and was 31 years of age when he fell - a courageous and brave soldier.
Private James Matheson, 1/4th Seaforths, was captured at Cambrai on 30th November, 1917, and died as a prisoner in German hands at Rennely. He was employed on Government work in the North, but enlisted in the county regiment in 1915. In April, 1917, he was wounded at the battle of Arras. After three months in hospital he reported at Cromarty, and subsequently returned to the front in August of the same year. Private James was 22 years of age.
Private Murdo Matheson (31) served in the H.L.I. and was on service for over three years. He is at present in France.
Gunner Duncan Matheson, RGA (27), mobilised at the outbreak of war, and saw continuous service on the Western Front until wounded in both legs on 15th September 1917.
Much sympathy will be felt for Mrs Matheson in this her triple sacrifice.
Writing to Mrs Matheson from Christchurch, the Rev. R. M. Ryburn says: "It was my sad duty to conduct the funeral of your son, who was killed just a few hours after he had arrived back in New Zealand. After serving his country so long amid the danger of war, and after returning sound and well, it is very pathetic to have been carried off so suddenly. Everyone who has heard the circumstances feels the sadness of this death, and I am sure many hearts go out to you in distant Scotland in your loss. Your son was given a military funeral, and those of his mates present were deeply affected. I can only say may God abundantly comfort you in your bereavement."
Photographs of the three deceased soldiers appear above.

Date of Paper:  30.11.1917, 31.05.1918 (James Matheson only) and 22.08.1919
Surname:  Matheson
First Name(s):  Angus
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  New Zealander Mounted Rifles
Home Address:  Ballone, Boath, Alness

Date of Paper:  30.11.1917, 31.05.1918 (James Matheson only) and 22.08.1919
Surname:  Matheson
First Name(s):  Duncan
Rank:  Gunner
Regiment:  R.G.A.
Home Address:  Ballone, Boath, Alness

No photograph available

Date of Paper:  30.11.1917, 31.05.1918 (James Matheson only) and 22.08.1919
Surname:  Matheson
First Name(s):  James
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  4th Seaforths
Home Address:  Ballone, Boath, Alness

Date of Paper:  30.11.1917, 31.05.1918 (James Matheson only) and 22.08.1919
Surname:  Matheson
First Name(s):  John
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  American Army
Home Address:  Ballone, Boath, Alness

No photograph available

Date of Paper:  30.11.1917, 31.05.1918 (James Matheson only) and 22.08.1919
Surname:  Matheson
First Name(s):  Murdo
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Highland Light Infantry
Home Address:  Ballone, Boath, Alness

No photograph available

Date of Paper:  05.10.1917
Surname:  Matheson
First Name(s):  David G
Rank:  Gunner
Regiment:  Royal Garrison Artillery
Home Address:  Ballachraggan, Alness

To-day we reproduce a photo of Gunner David G. Matheson, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Matheson, Ballachraggan, Alness, who is at present in a military hospital in England suffering from the effects of German gas. Before war Gunner Matheson held a very responsible position in Canada, but, like all the other patriotic sons of Ross-shire he at once answered the mother country's call and came forward to do his bit. He enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery, and passed through each course of his training successfully, and proceeded to the field of operations in the month of May, where his only brother, Thomas John Matheson, is doing duty in the transport since over a year. The many friends in Easter Ross wish that Gunner Matheson may soon recover his very serious illness, as his life was despaired of for some time. He was totally blind for a month, and suffered very severely from the gas effects, then he contracted pleurisy and bronchitis, from which he is slowly recovering. All sympathy goes to his father and mother and sisters in their anxiety, and hope for a speedy recovery of their boy, who was highly respected by each one whomever he was associated with

Date of Paper:  22.02.1918
Surname:  Matheson
First Name(s):  Donald
Rank:  Corporal
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Fyrish, Evanton

Mr and Mrs D. Matheson, Fyrish, Evanton, have two gallant sons serving with the Seaforths. Corpl. Donald Matheson (267370) joined the 4th Seaforths in the early days of the war, leaving the farm of Drumore, Evanton, where he was a ploughman. In July 1916, he was wounded, and after a spell in Blighty recovered, and was then once more "for it". On going to France he was transferred to the 1/6th Seaforths and has seen much fighting with the famous Morayshires, with which are a number of Ross-shire officers and men.
Pte. Tom Matheson (3744) joined up at the outbreak of war and served with the 7th Seaforths in France. He saw much fighting but in October 1916 was wounded. On recovering he was transferred to another Seaforth battalion and went East where he has been active in Mesopotamia. Recently he reported "all well". He was a farm servant.
Photographs of both men appear today.

Date of Paper:  22.02.1918
Surname:  Matheson
First Name(s):  Thomas
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Fyrish, Evanton

Date of Paper:  31.05.1918
Surname:  Matheson
First Name(s):  George
Rank:  Gunner
Regiment:  Seaforths / R.G.A.
Home Address:  Tain

A photograph appears today of Gunner George Matheson, recently reported killed in action, mobilised with the Tain Company of Seaforths, and afterwards transferred to the R.G.A.   Deceased was 20 years of age, and before the war worked with his father in Tain. Gunner Matheson was a brave and courageous young soldier. He won the Military Medal for gallantry in action, an honour rarely given and reserved for exceptional services. In Tain he was held in high esteem and sympathy goes out to his relatives in their bereavement.

Date of Paper:  07.09.1917
Surname:  Matheson
First Name(s):  John
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  South African Scottish
Home Address:  Corriemoillie, Garve
Private John Matheson, South African Scottish, of whom we produce a photograph above, is a son of the late Mr Angus Matheson, farmer, Corriemoille, Garve, who was so well known over the North and West as a dealer and buyer of cattle. Pte. Matheson enlisted during the Boer War in the Lovat Scouts, and went through that campaign without being injured. When peace was declared he joined the Natal Border Police. When the European War broke out he took part in the East African campaign, after which he went to Egypt. His service ended there. He was transferred to the West, and in 1915 he was sent to France. In the attack on Delville Wood in July 1916, he was severely wounded, and was taken prisoner by the Germans. He was first sent to hospital at Lazerett, Alexandrines Strasse, Berlin, from where he was transferred to his present hospital, his address being No. 874, 20th Coy., Frankfort on the Oder. His wounds are in the face, but his people hear once a month from him, and, so far, he is making a steady recovery.
Other two sons of Mr Matheson, Kenneth and Colin, were through the South African War, the former in the Seaforths, getting through without a scratch. Subsequently he went to America. He has since joined the American Force, and is on his way to this country. Colin was wounded in South Africa, and after being pensioned off he went to Australia, where he was employed on a sheep ranch. Always a keen soldier, he has volunteered several times, but the Australian authorities will not accept. him.
The eldest son, James, and his sister, reside at the old home at Garve, while Miss Isabella Matheson, another sister, resides at Epsom.

Date of Paper:  06.12.1918
Surname:  Matheson
First Name(s):  William
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Canadians
Home Address:  Canada (formerly Newton Villa, Strathpeffer)

Private William Matheson, Canadians, who died of wounds at a casualty clearing station in France, three hours after being admitted on 27th August, was the youngest son of the late ex-Police Constable Peter Matheson, Newton Villa, Strathpeffer, a nephew of Major Matheson, Insh, Fortrose, and brother of Mrs A. L. Mackenzie, Monte Vista, Dingwall.
His nephew, Sergt. A. Matheson Mackenzie, 2nd Seaforths, Dingwall, a notice of whom appears today, died of wounds a month ago. Fourteen years ago, when quite young, Pte. Matheson went to Canada, and early in the war gave up a good appointment and joined the Canadians at Regina. After a year's training, he went to France in 1916, and had been through the many great Canadian exploits since then. He was a daring soldier and never spared himself. He visited his friends when on leave last March. Former companions in Strathpeffer and district deeply regret his death at the opening of his promising manhood. A photo appears today.
"He was a good soldier, and met his death like a conqueror," wrote the Presbyterian chaplain to Miss Matheson. "His warfare is now over. He fought a good fight, and kept faith."
A report issued by Canadian Records states that Pte. Matheson was wounded at 3 p.m. on August 27, 1918, while advancing with his battalion on the enemy in the neighbourhood of Wancourt. He was immediately attended to, but succumbed the same day.
Pte. Matheson is buried at Ligny St. Flochel, a British cemetery near St Pol.

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