|Place of birth||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Address||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||39|
|Next of kin||Father, Mr T. Matson, Ansell Street, Semaphore, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||30th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 9 March 1916; disembarked Suez, 3 April 1916.
Attached to 32nd Bn, Ferry Post, 22 April 1916.
Admitted to No 15 Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 24 April 1916; transferred to Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Ferry Post, 25 April 1916 (defective eyesight); rejoined unit, 27 April 1916.
Taken on strength of 30th Bn, 12 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
To hospital, 18 July 1916; admitted to No 1 Ambulance Train, 19 July 1916 (cardiac); transferred to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 20 July 1916; discharged to Base Details, Boulogne, 21 July 1916; marched into 5th Division Base Details, 24 July 1916.
Admitted to No 26 Hospital, Etaples, 9 August 1916 (debility); discharged and marched into 5th Division Base Details, 25 August 1916.
Admitted to No 26 General Hospital, Etaples, 5 September 1916 (old shell wound); transferred to England, 7 September 1916; to No 2 West General Hospital, Manchester, 8 September 1916 (Valvular disease of the heart); to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 25 September 1916; discharged, 16 October 1916.
Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HS 'Karoola', 16 October 1916; disembarked, 2 December 1916; discharged (medically unfit), 9 March 1917.
Total war service: 1 year 117 days (of which 269 days were abroad).Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MATSON Herbert John|