Lieutenant W. D. Matheson, MC
SAC 1905-1910

2nd Lieutenant William Drummond Matheson attended St. Andrew's College from 1905 to 1910. His home was in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia  were he worked as a mechanical engineer.

Matheson joined the Royal Flying Corps as an air mechanic in Canada, 14 March 1916; and eventually sailed on the Corinthian, from Saint John on 27 March 1916. He then went to the Expeditionary Force, 6 September 1916 and may have joined No. 25 Squadron about that date; 

He was promoted from Sergeant to 2nd Lieutenant (on Probation), 12 November 1916 and continued serving with No. 25 Squadron, from 12 November 1916 to 16 March 1917 when he was wounded by machine gun fire and had his left foot amputated. He was hospitalized in Canada before being sent to the School of Special Flying, 2 October 1918. He was posted to Headquarters, 19 December 1918. 

Military Cross

Military Cross
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in leading a formation of eight  machines against sixteen 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."
Awarded as per London Gazette dated 11 May 1917
 

Military Cross
Valuable Service

Brought to the Notice of the Secretary of State for Air in Respect of Valuable Service - Air Ministry List dated 29 August 1919 (found in Flight, issue of 4 September 1919). For services in Canada.