MATHESON, Cyrus Haskell 31132

matheson-cyrus-haskell-edited-customSon of Alexander Matheson and Mary Ann Matheson (née Haskell) of Leigh, Northland, born 1896.  He worked on the family farm before enlisting in August 1916.  After training in New Zealand he left for England in January 1917, and after further training there he was assigned to the 10th Company of the 3rd Battalion, Otago Regiment and left for France in May 1917.

He was gassed on 13 October 1917, and after being treated in the field was admitted the following day to the 7th General Hospital at St Omer, near Calais in France.  He died in hospital on 18 October and is buried in the nearby Longuenesse (St Omer) cemetery.

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Sources:
Military personnel file.
Photos: Auckland Weekly News 8 November 1917; family photo; New Zealand War Graves Project.

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