David Matherson

Mr David Matherson

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Mr David Matherson, 30, was born in Thurso, Scotland. When he signed-on to the Titanic he spelt his name "Matheson" and gave his address as 20 Everton Street, Southampton. His wages were 5 per month. His last ship had been the Adriatic.

Matherson died in the sinking. His body was recovered by the MacKay Bennett (#192) and was buried at Fairview Cemetary, Halifax Nova Scotia on 8 May 1912.

NO. 192 - MALE - ESTIMATED AGE, 37 - FAIR HAIR AND MOUSTACHE

CLOTHING - Blue serge suit; ship's jersey and black boots.

TATTOO - On left arm: "D. Matherson" over cross; flag; coat of arms. Above right arm; clasped hands; anchor and "C. M.".

EFFECTS - Pipe; knife.

Documents
Crew Particulars of Engagement
Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia) (#192)

References
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Colonel Archibald Gracie (1913) The Truth about the Titanic. New York, Mitchell Kennerley
United States Senate, Washington 1912. n 806, Crew List

Contributors
Hermann Sldner, Germany
Bill Wormstedt, USA

Articles and Stories

60 OF TITANIC DEAD TO BE BURIED TO-DAY

(1912) 

60 OF TITANIC DEAD TO BE BURIED TO-DAY

 
Men Who Died Like Heroes

Highland News  (1912) 

MEN WHO DIED LIKE HEROES

 
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