(Service number 47348)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||28 August 1874||Place of Birth||Scotland|
|Date||20 April 1917||Age||45 years 5 months|
|Address at Enlistment||Holme Station, Timaru|
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|Next of Kin||Miss C. MENZIES (friend), Edward Street, Waimate|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 8 inches. Weight 168 lbs. Chest measurement 38-40½ inches. Complexion dark. Eyes brown. Hair brown. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing & colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated (left arm). Good bodily & mental health. Slight defect(s) but not sufficient to cause rejection. No fits. Illness - sunstroke 7 years ago, laid up 7 months. Fit. Class A..|
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Duncan Matheson was born in Scotland, the son of Duncan and Christina Matheson. He came to New Zealand about 1905. When he enlisted in 1917, he was working as a shepherd for elworthy at Holme Station.
NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5549 0079088) [07 September 2016]; Timaru Herald, 15 December 1916 (Papers Past) [06 September 2016]
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