John Vincent Colin MATHESON


MATHESON, John Vincent Colin

Service Number: 45971
Enlisted: 13 November 1941, Perth, WA
Last Rank: Not yet discovered
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Snowtown, South Australia, 22 February 1907
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental, Gulf St Vincent, South Australia, 14 July 1943, aged 36 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
At Sea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, St Vincent Gulf Avro Anson W2556 Accident Site, Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood
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World War 2 Service

13 Nov 1941: Involvement SN 45971
13 Nov 1941: Enlisted Perth, WA
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John George and Lucy Annie Matheson nee Trubill; husband of Queenie Matheson, of Unley, South Australia; brother of George Douglas Matheson, Mary Frances Lucy Matheson, Hugh Keith Matheson, Barbara Ellen Matheson, James Alexander Matheson, Margaret Jean Matheson, Rodney Scoth Matheson

5 April 1928 - John married Queenie Dorman at the residence of Rev. J. Paynter of New Parkside

Plane was an Avro Anson W2556 which crashed in St Vincent's Gulf after taking off from Mallala for a test run having just completed a 240 hour maintence inspection. Some wreckage from the plane washed ashore near Parham but no bodies were ever found

Advice has been received by Mrs. Matheson, of Bridgewater, that her husband, LAC Colin Matheson, lost his life as a result of an air-craft accident on July 14. He enlisted from Kalgoorlie, WA, in April, 1941. He was the fourth son of Mr. J. G. Matheson, of Stirling West, formerly of Snowtown, and the late Mrs. Matheson. He left one son and two daughters.