Kenneth Matheson, 1 Brue

Last address in Lewis: 1 Brue

Son of Murdo and Annie Matheson, 1 Brue
Service unit: 6th Cameron Highlanders
Service number: 5362

Enlisted at Inverness on 22 September 1911, mobilised on 10 August 1914
Date of death: 2 February 1919 at the age of 23

Died at home of illness; 
Was wounded 4 times and discharged as physically unfit for service on 21 June 1918
Was posthumously awarded the British Victory Medal in 1921
Interred: Barvas (St Mary) Old Cemetery

Description at enlistment
Height 5 ft 4½ in
Weight: 107 lbs
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Religion: Presbyterian
Occupation: Seaman with White Star Line for 2 years

Kenneth appears in the 1901 census, aged 5 at 1 Brue, the son of Murdo (38) and Ann (27), brother of Malcolm (5), Mary (4) and Norman (1).

His brother Malcolm served in the Seaforth Highlanders, and his brother Norman was in the RNR. These two survived the war.  

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