Gordon Clunes MacKay MATHISON

MATHISON, Gordon Clunes MacKay

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 15 August 1914
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 2nd Field Ambulance
Born: Stanley, Victoria , Australia, 10 August 1883
Home Town: Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: Caulfield Grammar School, Victoria, Australia and London University, England
Occupation: Doctor
Died: Wounds, Egypt, 18 May 1915, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
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Memorials: Beechworth War Memorial, Hampton RSL Gallipoli Memorial Gardens, MCC Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918 - Melbourne Cricket Club
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World War 1 Service

15 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain, 2nd Field Ambulance
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Captain, 2nd Field Ambulance
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Captain, 2nd Field Ambulance, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Captain Gordon Clunes Mackay Mathison, A.A.M.C., (died of wounds) is the son of Mrs. Mathison of Ebden-street, Elsternwick, and was 31 years of age. He was an old boy of  Caulfield Grammar School, where he spent five years in preparation for what proved to be a most brilliant university career. Before leaving school he passed with honors at the matriculation examination, and subsequently gained honors throughout his whole course at the University. He specialised in physiological chemistry and pathology, gaining first  class honors and the exhibition several years in succession. He was awarded the University scholarship in pathology, and was sent to the London University, where he took up an  appointment as demonstrator at St.Mary's Medical School. Later he was awarded the Sharpley scholarship in physiology in University College, London. This scholarship was of the  value of £150 a year, and gave to the holder, who was required to undertake certain teaching work, wide opportunities for research work. When an important international  commission was formed to investigate mountain sickness Dr.Mathison, in company with professors from several European universities, was sent to make experiments and collate  results at the summit of Mont Blanc. Last year the new pathological department was established at the Melbourne Hospital. Dr. Mathison, who returned from England, was placed in  charge of it.