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Death of Hector Matheson

Death of Hector Matheson

Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser


August 24, 1917

FINE CAREER CUT SHORT - For some time past grave anxiety was felt for the safety of Sergt.-Instructor Hector Matheson, Cameron Highlanders, Valtos, and now information has been received that on 18th June last, whilst leading his men into action, a shell burst near him, mortally wounding him. He was being carried off the field to a dressing station, but died on the way. Hector would have been a success at any work he undertook to do, as he always brought diligence and common sense to bear upon all his actions. We all feel so sorry that his parents have lost so fine a son and that the Army have lost so line and brave an officer.

Title: Death of Hector Matheson
Record Type: Stories, Reports and Traditions
Type: Newspaper Article
Date: 1917
Record Maintained By: CEU
Subject Id: 64690