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Private G Matheson (Tain)

Royal Garrison Artillery - Service No. 1710

Daours Communal Cemetery Extension

Gunner George Matheson was born at Tain. He was the son of John and Margaret Matheson, 29 Lamington Street, Tain. Before the war, George worked with his father as a painter. George mobilised with the Tain company of Seaforths and later transferred to the Royal Garrison Artillery. He won the Military Medal for gallantry in action, an honour reserved for exceptional services. George died on 23rd April 1918 of wounds received in the fighting at Messines Ridge. He was 20 years old. Remembered with Honour Daours Communal Cemetery Extension https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2966950 FORMER TAIN SEAFORTH KILLED A photograph appears today of Gunner George Matheson, recently reported killed in action, mobilised with the Tain Company of Seaforths, and afterwards transferred to the R.G.A. Deceased was 20 years of age, and before the war worked with his father in Tain. Gunner Matheson was a brave and courageous young soldier. He won the Military Medal for gallantry in action, an honour rarely given and reserved for exceptional services. In Tain he was held in high esteem and sympathy goes out to his relatives in their bereavement..