Studio portrait of 5421 Private Thomas William Bernard Matthews, 4th (later 56th) Battalion of ...

Units
Accession Number P05301.176
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Photomechanical print
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made c 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

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.