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

The European War, ca. 1914-1918 / William Henry Dyson
All’s fair in love and war ...

Don’t know why, but I love this image ... Life goes on despite the weary body language of both the Aussie soldier and the European woman. Both seem sick and tired of their situations; but the eye contact still seems to be intense in the middle of all that mayhem. See pic.

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