Aircraftman Class II Edwin John MATHISON

Service No: 426464
Born: Innisfail QLD, 4 January 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 June 1942
Unit: No. 8 Service Flying Training School, Bundaberg QLD
Died: Injuries from a Ground Accident, Bundaberg, 5 September 1942, Aged 18 Years
Buried: Bundaberg General Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Hunter Rolf Mathison and Eileen Esther Mathison, of Brunswick Heads, New South Wales. Presbyterian
Roll of Honour: Lismore NSW
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 4 September 1942, Aircraftman Class II Mathison, a Driver Motor Transport, was admitted to Bundaberg General Hospital, Queensland, dangerously ill. He was injured in a collision with a truck and a railway engine at a level crossing adjacent to the Bundaberg railway station. Two other RAAF men in the truck were also injured. Aircraftman Mathison died of his injuries on 5 September 1942.

Involved were:

Aircraftman Class I Manuel James Hazell (61997) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 26 November 1945
Corporal Thomas Patrick Huddleston (25231) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 26 November 1945
Aircraftman Class II Edwin John Mathison (426464)


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, 163/142/451

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