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Full Name
Myles Gibbons Matheson
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Myles Gibbons
Surname
Matheson
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
9797
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Surfaceman
Next of Kin
Mr. E. Matheson (father), G.P.O. Box, Otautau, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
New Zealand Railways Otautau, New Zealand
Military District
Invercargill
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit
20 Battalion
Embarkation Date
5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation
Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Vessel
Dunera
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 122
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
27 November 1941
Age at Death
40
Year of Death
1941
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference
14. H. 7.
Biographical Notes
Myles Matheson was the son of Ewan Matheson and of Mary Lyon Matheson (nee Mirrielees), of Otautau, Southland, New Zealand.
Sources Used
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Pringle, D., Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy URL: http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-20Ba.html
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
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