This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Perth
- Service no: 3/3488
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 35
- Date of Death: 26.01.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Chocques Military Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.A.4.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 44 Charles Street, Dundee
Lizzie Matheson, 44 Charles St, Dundee
More about John Matheson
3-3488 Pte. John Matheson (Mathieson), 1st Black Watch, was another of ‘Dundee’s sons’, who fell in the ‘memorable La Bassee bayonet charge’. He was a 35 year old former member of the militia who arrived in France at the beginning of December 1914. He was wounded during the action and died of wounds the following day, 26 January 1915.
He was the husband of Lizzie Matheson, 44 Charles Street, Dundee. Pte. Matheson is buried in Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
DUNDEE VICTIM OF LA BASEE CHARGE. Information has just been received by Mrs Mathieson, 44 Charles Street, Dundee, that her husband, Private John Mathieson, of the 1st Black Watch, has, like so many other of Dundee’s sons, fallen in the memorable La Bassee bayonet charge on 25th January.
Private Mathieson, who was 35 years of age, was an old militia man. At the outbreak of war he joined the National Reserve, and from it he was transferred to the Black Watch. He was a Corporation employee. The Evening Telegraph and Post, Thursday, 25 February 1915, 4.
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