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Arthur Francis MATTHEWS

Regimental number475
Place of birthHeidelberg, Victoria
SchoolKings College Clifton Hill, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrazier
AddressTara via Dalby, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10.5"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinBrother, C L Matthews, Tara via Dalby, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentDalby, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Machine Gun Company
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWas sent to Gallipoli , wounded the day after landing, returned after four months, sent to France in 1916.
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1916
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialRation Farm Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row J, Grave No. 9), La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
178
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Ann MATTHEWS, Heidelberg, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 21 2/LT Frederick William Hordern Matthews (DCM), killed in action, 9 November 1916 ; 10445 Driver Henry Hooper Matthews, killed in action, 4 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MATTHEWS Arthur Francis

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