Leslie (also spelled as Lesley) Matheson is memorialized at Manila American Cemetery, Philippines

My great maternal uncle, Private 1st Class Leslie L. Matheson, from the Gobey community in Morgan County, Tennessee, was killed fighting the Japanese near the Philippine Islands on October 25, 1944. He was buried at sea. He may have died in the battle of Leyte with the Imperial Japanese Army in the first battle of WWII where the Japanese used Kamikaze pilots.
-Submitted by Paul Whetstone, his great nephew

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 5 April 1921
  • Date of death: 25 October 1944
  • County: Morgan
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 50th Engineer Combat Battalion
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVI, Middle Panel
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