|Object type||Black & white - Photomechanical print|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney|
|Date made||c 1916|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 5421 Private Thomas William Bernard Matthews, 4th (later 56th) Battalion of ...
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.