Monday, 9 November 2009

Thomas Matheson and brother Alexander

Private Thomas Matheson, 5th Bn. Cameron Highlanders, died 3rd April 1917, aged 20 years.
Commemorated on Arras Memorial, France

His brother Sapper Alexander Matheson, Royal Engineers, died of wounds in France
3rd August 1917 aged 22 years.
Alexander is buried at Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux which is only 9 kilometres from Arras.

The boys are commemorated on Clyne War Memorial and also on their parents' gravestone in Clyne Cemetery, Brora.

They are sons of Thomas Matheson, a master plasterer, and his wife Elspeth Sutherland of Dalchalm, Brora, Clyne.  Grandsons of William Matheson and Isabella Cuthbert of Gartymore, Loth.
Alexander's grave photograph taken by Morag Sutherland.

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