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Picture Number1106
Courtesy OfRoddie Macpherson
YearUnknown
GraveyardKilchrist (Cill Chriosd)
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Farquhar & Mary Matheson & family.


Erected by the officers and men/of H.M.N.Z. Hospital Ship no.2/SS. "Marama"/in memory of their beloved comrade/WILLIAM MATHESON/aged 26 years/(elder surviving son of/FARQUHAR MATHESON, Waterloo) who died of enteric fever at Southampton/on the 15th day of July 1916/the second year of the Great War.



"Dulce est decorum pro patria mori."



In/loving memory of/FARQUHAR and MARY MATHESON/Waterloo/and their daughters/CATHERINE 1879-1955/BARBARA 1880-1959/EFFIE 1883-1959.



Gus am bris an la.



Picture Added on 10 April 2014.


Comments

William Matheson's memorial has now toppled over.

I presume that he was not classed as a war casualty because he was a merchant seaman and did not die as a result of enemy action so the grave is not listed by the CWGC.

Pictures on my FLICKR pages, search on 'MATHESON' and 'MARAMA' to find them

Added by Martin Briscoe on 12 April 2015.
William Matheson was AB Under Laundrymen on the NZ Hospital Ship No.2, SS MARAMA
Added by Martin Briscoe on 13 April 2015.



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