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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:
  • Pringle, D., Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy URL:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
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