|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||2 wallets: 3 cm|
Matthews, Leslie William
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM315 419/062/016|
First World War, 1914-1918
Matthews, Leslie William DSO (Major, b.1888 - d.1980)
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.