Arthur Francis MATTHEWS


MATTHEWS, Arthur Francis

Service Number: 475
Enlisted: 24 August 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Machine Gun Company
Born: Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, February 1893
Home Town: Dalby, Western Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Kings College Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Killed in Action, France, 4 July 1916
Cemetery: Ration Farm Military Cemetery, la Chapelle-D'Armentieres
Ration Farm Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row J, Grave No. 9), La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Heidelberg War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 475, 9th Infantry Battalion
24 Sep 1914: Involvement Private, SN 475, 9th Infantry Battalion
24 Sep 1914: Embarked Private, SN 475, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Omrah, Brisbane
25 Apr 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 475, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Dec 1915: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 24th Infantry Battalion
9 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 6th Machine Gun Company
4 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, SN 475, 6th Machine Gun Company

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

Brothers: 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.