Seaman MALCOLM MATHESON
Calum an Murdach
Last address in Lewis: 13 Gravir,
Son of John and Barbara Matheson.
Husband of Kate Matheson, of 94, Alderman Rd., Knightswood, Glasgow.
Had 8 children.
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Actaeon
Service number: 3336/SD (CH)
Date of birth: 1 July 1869
Date of death: 7 October 1918 at the age of 48
Died of pneumonia in hospital at Gillingham
Interred: Gravir Cemetery Old Ground, Northwest corner
Local memorial: Pairc, Kershader
Malcolm was one of the children of John (1831) and Barbara (1833), the others being Alexander (1873), Ann (1865), Christina (1863), Christina (1869), John (1861), Mary (1874) and Murdo (1859).
Father of Barbara Ann (1904), Catherine, Christina (1898), Hector (1902), John (1908), John Murdo (1900), Mary (1906) and Roderick (1905).
Stornoway Gazette, 18 October 1918
The sad news of the death of her husband was received by mrs Matheson,
13 Gravir, on Tuesday last. He died of pneumonia at RNR hospital in
Gillingham, Kent. Malcolm was one of the best known fishermen in Lewis
and an elder of the United Free Church at Gravir. He was a cheerful and
kindhearted Christian and much respected throughout the district. He was
home on harvest leave and had only been gone a week when he died. He
joined the RNR in 1915.