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John Matheson

John Matheson

John Matheson  (1890-1958) was a son of John Matheson and Ann Macphail, 25 Gravir.

On March 7, 1911 he enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve Service Number  A3487 and re-enrolled under LA10997. His records indicate that he was 5 ft 6¼ in tall with Hazel eyes and a dark complexion.  He had two tattoos, one of a heart "True Love" and one of a cross  "In Memory of my dear sister". John was a fisherman on Banff, Buckie and  Stornoway fishing boats from 1911-1914.

He was Mobilised on August 14, 1914 and served in the Royal Navy in the First World War. Based at HMS Vivid and HMS Europa and aboard HMS Berwick, HMS Drake and HMS Jupiter. John was injured on HMS Vivid was awarded a Disablement Pension of 11 shillings a week from August 7, 1919 until 3rd February 1920. He also was awarded £15.0.0 prize money and is mentioned in Loyal Lewis: Roll of Honour 1914-1918.

After the War John lived at 15 Battery Park, moved to 179 Langlands Road in 1920 and to 15 Field Drive, Partick in 1922.

In Partick, in 1922, he married Agnes Macmillan, 23 Gravir.  John and Agnes lived at 23 and 25 Gravir where they had six of their eight children.

The family moved to 4 Glenside, Gravir  c1934.


Title: John Matheson
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Iain Iain Dhòmhnuill
Also Known As: Iain 'ain Bhain
Date of Birth: 29-05-1890
Date of Death: 1958
Date of Marriage: 1922
Occupation: Fisherman, Royal Naval Reservist, Royal Navy
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 867
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 6247