P05301.176

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number P05301.176
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Photomechanical print
Maker Unknown (Maker)
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made c 1916

Description

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.