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Christopher Norman MATHESON

Place of birthWaverley New South Wales
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs A B Matheson, No 3 Flat, Majestic Mansions, Bondi, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 18 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919

Military Cross

'In the attack east of Mont St. Quentin, on the 2nd September, 1918, he pushed forward behind the first waves, attending the wounded under heavy artillery and machine gun fire. Later, he established a forward post, and through his gallantry, and his untiring exertion he saved many lives by getting their wounds expeditiously dressed and evacuating them quickly.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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