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Name: William Drummond Matheson
Military Cross (MC) William Matheson
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 25
Victories: 5
Born: 07 August 1890
Place of Birth: New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Place of Death:  
William Drummond Matheson, the son of W. G. Matheson, an engineer and boilermaker, attended St. Andrew's College from 1905 to 1910. A mechanical engineer from Glasgow, Nova Scotia, he joined the Royal Flying Corps as an Air Mechanic on 14 March 1916. He was promoted from Sergeant to temporary 2nd Lieutenant (on probation) on 12 November 1916. With 25 Squadron he flew the F.E.2b and scored five victores1 before being wounded by machine gun fire on 16 March 1917. His left foot was amputated as a result of his wounds and he returned to Canada for treatment.

1 Public Record Office Air 1/204/36/12/127
Military Cross (MC)
Temp. 2nd Lt. William Drummond Matheson, Genl. List and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in leading a formation of eight machines against 16 of the enemy. He drove down one hostile machine and eventually succeeded in landing his machine safely in spite of being attacked by several enemy machines. On other occasions he has brought down four hostile machines.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 Oct 1916 0900 25 F.E.2b (7007) 1 D (DES) SW of Seclin
2 22 Nov 1916   25 F.E.2b EA (DD) Arras
3 24 Jan 1917   25 F.E.2b Scout (DD) Mericourt
4 04 Mar 1917 1115 25 F.E.2b (7025) 2 LVG C (DES) 3 Courrieres
5 16 Mar 1917   25 F.E.2b EA (DD) Neuvireuil

1 Observer Lt William Geoffrey Meggitt
2 Observer Lt Lt W A Barnes
3 Shared with Lt A E Boultbee & Sgt J Brown (A5439), 2Lt Reginald Malcolm &Sgt Leonard Emsden, 2Lt R N L Munro & Lt G Goodburn (A780)
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