The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Matheson
First Name:
Donald Angus
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9296
Classification:
Driver
Company:
‘C’ Company
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
DOB:
27.02.1908
Place of Birth:
Rogart, Scotland
Father's Name:
William Matheson
Mothers's Name:
Esther Matheson
Religion:
Presbyterian
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Memorial:
Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A3, Row B, Grave 3, Age 36.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw, Augganaung
POW#:
3078
Cause of Death:
Cardiac Beri-Beri
Place of Death:
Aungganaung 105km Camp
Date of Death:
10.03.1944
Buried:
Grave No. 120, Aungganaung

General Description

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.

Please read the history of this Force.

And read the history of Williams Force

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.

 

Camp Locations:

  • 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
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