Studio portrait of 5421 Private Thomas William Bernard Matthews, 4th (later 56th) Battalion of Turramurra, NSW. Son of John Thomas and Caroline Matthews. A grocer's assistant prior to enlisting, ...

Accession Number P05301.176
Collection type Photograph
Title Studio portrait of 5421 Private Thomas William Bernard Matthews, 4th (later 56th) Battalion of Turramurra, NSW. Son of John Thomas and Caroline Matthews. A grocer's assistant prior to enlisting, ...
Object types Black & white - Photomechanical print
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1916
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

Studio portrait of 5421 Private Thomas William Bernard Matthews, 4th (later 56th) Battalion of Turramurra, NSW. Son of John Thomas and Caroline Matthews. A grocer's assistant prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Ceramic (A40) on 14 April 1916. He was killed in action on 2 April 1917 in France, aged 20. He has no known grave, and is remembered with honour on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.