|Place of birth||Tanunda, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Tanunda, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, W Matthews, Tanunda, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 4 years in the Senior Cadets; transferred to 79th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces (still serving at time of AIF enlistment).|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Machine Gun Company 8, Reinforcement 10|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||24/13/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Omrah on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||599A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||11th Machine Gun Company|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 17 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917; marched into Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 28 March 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 3 July 1917; taken on strength, 11th Machine Gun Company, in the field, 4 October 1917.
Wounded in action, 14 October 1917 (gun shot wound, shoulders), and admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 15 October 1917, and admitted to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 18 October 1917.
Reallotted Regimental No 599A.
Transferred to England, 28 October 1917, and admitted to Kitchener War Hospital, Brighton; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 5 December 1917. Discharged on furlough, 3 January 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 17 January 1918.Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 5 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 30 May 1918, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged, Adelaide, 25 November 1918 (medically unfit). MBV