Charles Buckler Matheson1031127Private236th Battalion The New Brunswick Kilties - Sir Sam’s Own September 17, 1895Yarmouth, NSJuly 2, 1917 Fredericton, NS34 Wood Ave., Mattapan, Mass. US 215 feet, 9½ inchesdarkbrownbrownMassachusetts Ambulance Company #1Single WaiterChurch of EnglandIsabella Matherson (Mother) Mattapan, Mass. US September 10, 191721Mountain Cemetery, Yarmouth NSG.W.V.A. 52Commemorated on Page 291 of the First World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 26Not Commemorated on the Yarmouth War MemorialBorn in Yarmouth, NS, Charles Buckler Matheson was the son of John James Matheson (1865–1941) and Isabelle Seaman (Buckler) Matheson of Boston, Mass. US. He was the brother of William (1893–1936), and Scott Milne Matheson (1902-1943).Charles registered with the US Draft Board on June 5, 1917 listing his place of birth as Boston, Mass. and as a natural born US citizen. He listed his employment as a steamship waiter with last employment as Boston-Yarmouth Steamship Company (not working at present). His previous military service was as a Corporal, 2nd Steward Naval Reserve Ambulance Company. Charles enlisted at Fredericton, NB with the 236th Battalion in July, 1917. He was in Yarmouth in September of 1917 and took ill on September 8 with spinal meningitis. He was hospitalized at the Yarmouth Hospital where he died on September 10. He was buried in Mountain Cemetery, Yarmouth NS. While his death certificate lists his place of birth as Boston, Mass., US, his attestation paper gives his place of birth as Yarmouth, NS. and a correction was made to the US birth records in 1911 giving his place of birth as Nova Scotia.
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