|Unit||1st Australian Infantry Battalion|
|Conflict/Operation||First World War, 1914-1918|
|Conflict Eligibility Date||First World War, 1914-1921|
|Date of Death||05 November 1916 , aged 20|
|Place of Death||France|
|Cause of Fate||To Be Determined|
|Place of Association||Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Cemetery or Memorial Details||Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France|
|Source||AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army|
Roll of Honour Private Matthew Knowles Thorburn
Roll of Honour circular
For the First World War the circulars were forms sent to next of kin seeking details regarding the deceased. They form the basis of the card indexes from which the original Roll of Honour was compiled.
Roll of Honour name projection
Private Matthew Knowles Thorburn's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:
- Sun 18 June, 2017 8:00 pm
- Sun 30 July, 2017 10:24 pm
- Sat 16 September, 2017 9:30 pm
- Sun 12 November, 2017 11:41 pm
- Wed 17 January, 2018 4:50 am
These dates and times are estimates. Please note that previous advised times on this site have recently been changed to ensure that early evening projections are clearly visible and not affected by twilight. The actual time of projection could also change as a result of weather and other factors, so it is advisable to check closer to the date. In the rare event of a temporary loss of electrical power, the names scheduled for display in that period will not appear until the next time listed.
Location on the Roll of Honour
Private Matthew Knowles Thorburn name is located at 31 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).