Matthews, Leslie William DSO (Major, b.1888 - d.1980)

Accession Number PR83/101
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 2 wallets: 3 cm
Object type Papers
Maker Matthews, Leslie William
Date made 1915-1919
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/062/016
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Collection relating to the First World War service of Major Leslie William Matthews DSO, 22 Battalion. Collection consists of a notebook containing entries for Officer Training School at Broadmeadows VIC, lessons aboard the "Euripides" and later at Aldershot; a field message book containing lecture notes and reports on tactics; plus other papers relating to 22nd Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Steenvoorde, circular messages, letters of appreciation and a order announcing the award of Matthews' Distinguished Service Order (DSO). Matthews was awarded the DSO in June 1918 for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.