|Place of birth||Rous Mill, Richmond River, New South Wales|
|School||Rous Mill Public School, New South Wales|
|Address||Rous, Richmond River, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Brother, William Mathers, Rous, Richmond River, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||15th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/32/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||15th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||'He left a selection of some 400 acres in N QLD, a good income, when he enlisted.' (details from father)|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||Date of fate incorrectly entered on Nominal Roll as 6 May 1915.|
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Age at death||28|
|Age at death from cemetery records||28|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 48), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: David and Rosetta MATHERS, 'Newark', Rous, Richmond River, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 919 Pte Chapman MATHERS, 15th Bn, died of illness (typhus), 17 February 1917, while a Prisoner of War in Turkey.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Joined Bn at Gallipoli, 2 August 1915.
Reported missing, 8 August 1915.
Court of Enquiry, Serapeum, 6-8-28 April 1916, concluded: 'Killed in action, 8 August 1915.'
Statement, 2114 Pte F.W. BAGLEY, B Company, 15th Bn: 'Witness saw Mathers killed on Sunda morning Aug 8 early. He was shot in the head in the charge on a flat piece of ground near Hill 971. The bullet entered at his chin. He lived for a few minutes only after being shot. He was a little snowy headed fellow with a light moustache and a red complexion.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal