Roll of Honour Walter John Matthews

Service number 7687
Rank Stoker Petty Officer
Unit HMAS Australia
Service Royal Australian Navy
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Conflict Eligibility Date First World War, 1914-1921
Date of Death 05 March 1916
Place of Death Rosyth, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
Cause of Death Accidental (Suffocation)
Age at Death 31
Place of Association Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Cemetery or Memorial Details Southampton Old Cemetery, Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Source AWM144 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Royal Australian Navy

Location on the Roll of Honour

Walter John Matthews's name is located at panel 1 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).

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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.

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Personal Service Records

For information about obtaining service records please see National Archives of Australia - Personal service records .

War Graves

The Office of Australian War Graves has the location and other information about war graves and memorials. Search the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for details about First and Second World War graves.

Roll of Honour name projection

Walter John Matthews's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:


  • Sun 31 October 2021 at 2:11am
  • Fri 01 April 2022 at 1:26am


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.