Arthur Edward Matthews

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First name: Arthur

Middle name: Edward

Last name: Matthews

Personal information:

Arthur Edward Matthews, a gunsmith of Battersea, London enlisted with the A.I.F. at Liverpool, N.S.W. aged 24, 3 Jan. 1916. He was wounded in action 20 Apr. 1918 and returned to Australia on the Karoa 28 Mar. 1919. Typewritten narrative of events in France while serving with the 3rd Battalion, including his promotions to lance corporal, corporal and sergeant, with graphic descriptions of trench warfare in Picardy, Albert, Bapaume and with the 1st Brigade at Bullecourt, May 1917

Ragtime sketches on board our transport / Vasco, 1917
Ragtime sketches captures mateship on route to the Front

Eighty days on the transport ship Suevic afforded caricaturist Louis Vasco plenty of time to observe. These Ragtime Sketches On Board Our Tranport capture the chaps uniquely, and their life at sea on route to England. Read more about Louis Vasco in Stories.
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