Updates to First World War pages

Clan member Zelda Matheson has been providing more material about Mathesons and Mathiesons from New Zealand who served in the First World War. On the ‘additional information’ page I’ve added death notices for brothers James Weir Matheson and Thomas Alexander Matheson, who died in Belgium (not France, as their death notices said) just two months apart in 1917.

They were sons of John and Margaret Matheson of Kennington in Southland, and grandsons of Capt James and Christina Matheson of Port Chalmers and Kakanui in Otago.  The story of James and Christina, and their migration to New Zealand, is told in the book Matheson saga: a story of foresight, courage and endeavour, which is profiled elsewhere on this site.

Zelda has also sent some more information about one of the mysteries identified in the earlier article.  T A Mathieson is commemorated on the Granity war memorial on the West Coast.  But we still don’t know anything about him.



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