Keith John (Bluey) MATTHEWS

MATTHEWS, Keith John

Service Number: 41550
Enlisted: 21 January 1953, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: HQ 1st Australian Task Force, Vietnam
Born: Rose Park, South Australia, 25 September 1929
Home Town: Stepney, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Norward State School
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Natural causes (stroke), Elizabeth North, South Australia, 20 February 2001, aged 71 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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Non Warlike Service

21 Jan 1953: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 41550, Adelaide, South Australia

Vietnam War Service

7 Jan 1971: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, SN 41550
7 Jan 1971: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Sergeant, SN 41550, HQ 1st Australian Task Force, Vietnam
7 Jan 1971: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, SN 41550
16 Sep 1971: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, SN 41550
20 Jan 1974: Discharged Australian Army (Post WW2), Sergeant, SN 41550

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Biography contributed by Ben Matthews

Keith John Matthews was born 25 Sep 1929 at Rose Park Adelaide (sometimes known as Bluey or Ginger Meggs)

Son of Hedley Richard Matthews and Hilda Violet (nee Harvey)

Married 12 Jun 1951 to Valmai Jean Wilson who was born 10 Dec 1934.

Parents of 9 children (Marilyn, David, Jennifer, Ronald, Darryl, Marie, Tony, Brenton, Michelle)

Keith died on 20 Feb 2001