Flight Sergeant Ross Henley MATHESON

Service No: 413628
Born: Largs Bay SA, 8 August 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 September 1941 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: Overseas Aircraft Delivery Unit (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (Overseas Aircraft Delivery Unit Wellington aircraft HZ129), Atlantic Ocean, 19 November 1943, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Duncan Matheson and Ruby Nell Matheson, of Stockton, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 193, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 19 November 1943 Wellington HZ129 took- off from RAF Station Portreath for Gibraltar in transit to North Africa. The aircraft failed to arrive at Gibraltar.

The crew members of HZ129 were:

Sergeant Patrick Joseph Deveney (990042) (RAFVR)
Flight Sergeant John Ronald Forbes (419171) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Leonard Stanley Harris (1600130) (RAFVR)
Flight Sergeant Ross Henley Matheson (413628) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant John Ambrose McCormack Murray (423208) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Austin Eveleigh Robinson (1485117) (RAFVR)
Sergeant Leonard Thomas Smith (1672344) (RAFVR)
Sergeant Frederick John Wooldridge (1336795) (RAFVR)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/27/279

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