David Matherson (c.1882 - 1912) MP

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Birthplace: Thurso, Scotland
Death: Died in At Sea - Titanic Casualty
Cause of death: Died in the sinking
Occupation: Able Seaman on RMS Titanic
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About David Matherson

Titanica

  • Name: Mr David Matherson
  • Age: 30 years
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Last Residence: at 20 Everton Street Southampton Hampshire England
  • Occupation: Able Seaman
  • Last Ship: Adriatic
  • Deck crew
  • First Embarked: Southampton
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 192)
  • Buried: Fairview Lawn Cemetery Halifax Nova Scotia Canada on Wednesday 8th May 1912.

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 Söldner, Germany
  • Bill Wormstedt, USA
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David Matherson's Timeline

1882
1882
Scotland
1912
April 15, 1912
Age 30
At Sea - Titanic Casualty