Henry Hooper (Harry) MATTHEWS

MATTHEWS, Henry Hooper

Service Number: 10445
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 4th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Heidelberg, Melbourne, Vic., 1897
Home Town: Heidelberg, Banyule, Victoria
Schooling: Melbourne C of E Grammar School; Trinity College; Melbourne University
Occupation: University Student
Died: Killed in Action, Armentieres, France, 4 July 1916
Cemetery: Ration Farm Military Cemetery, la Chapelle-D'Armentieres
I J 8, Ration Farm Military Cemetery, La Chapelle-D'armentieres, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Heidelberg War Memorial, Melbourne Grammar School WW1 Fallen Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

5 Jan 1916: Involvement Gunner, 10445, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '3' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Afric embarkation_ship_number: A19 public_note: ''
5 Jan 1916: Embarked Gunner, 10445, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, HMAT Afric, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

HENRY HOOPER MATTHEWS who was killed in action in France on 4th July 1916 was the son of Mr. G. F. Matthews. He was born in 1897 and entered the School in 1910 and left at the end of 1913. He was in the School rifle team in 1913 and passed the junior Public Examination that year. He entered Trinity College in 1915 and passed his first year Law.

He enlisted in 1915 and was at first in the 4th Field Artillery Brigade, but subsequently was transferred to a machine gun company.
He was one of the Anzac heroes, fighting through the Gallipoli campaign, and was wounded there. He was killed in his first action in France near Armentieres.