Hubert R. Matthews interviewed about his experiences in 11th Battalion during the First World War

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Accession Number S02054
Collection type Sound
Measurement 37 min 21 sec
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette
Maker Matthews, Hubert R
Unknown
Department of Veterans' Affairs, Victorian State Office
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Balwyn
Date made 6 July 1994
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Discusses: prewar employment; brother killed at Dardenelles; enlistment August 1915; his family's attitude to enlistment; training in Egypt as a signaller; swimming in the Suez Canal; attitude to French and France; mud; capture by Germans at Lagnicourt 1917; work as a Prisoner of War (POW); Red Cross send supplies to POWs; repatriated to Scotland December 1918; leave in England; return to Australia 1919; postwar employment; learns to fly; marriage and family; work repairing aircraft during the Second World War; recreational activities.
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