Hugh Matheson was born on 12 July 1886 at Waikaka, Southland, one of six sons (and no daughters) of Angus and Margaret Matheson.  He married Margaret Fowler in 1922 and died on 8 August 1944 at Nightcaps in Southland.  Both are buried in Wairio Cemetery.

Waikaka war memorial

Mataura Ensign 21 September 1918

Mataura Ensign 24 September 1918