The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Donald Angus
- Regimental #:
- ‘C’ Company
- Place of Birth:
- Rogart, Scotland
- Father's Name:
- William Matheson
- Mothers's Name:
- Esther Matheson
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A3, Row B, Grave 3, Age 36.
- Selarang Camp Changi
- 'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
- Camps Burma:
- Victoria Point, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw, Augganaung
- Cause of Death:
- Cardiac Beri-Beri
- Place of Death:
- Aungganaung 105km Camp
- Date of Death:
- Grave No. 120, Aungganaung
For this soldier to have died at Aungganaung in March 1944 it is probable that he was attached to Williams Force. He died of cardiac beri-beri aged 36 years. Wally Winter WX10273 was pall bearer at Don’s funeral.
From Singapore Don Matheson was selected to work on Burma end of Burma-Thai Railway with ‘A’ Force Green Force No. 3 Battalion.
Regretfully there are no records of where POWs worked. The best we can provide is an outline of where the various Forces travelled.
He was husband to Gwladys May Matheson (nee Morgan) of South Perth. They had married in 1940.
We believe Don Matheson migrated to WA from Scotland as a single young man.
He was recorded in Electoral Rolls 1931 to 1943 as residing and working at Kulin as a motor driver.
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
- Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
- Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
- Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma