MATTHEWS, Henry James
(Service number 27338)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 25 December 1883 Place of Birth surrey, England

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Bluecliffs, St Andrews
Occupation Gardener
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs James MATTHEWS (mother), Westlodge, Ashstead Park, Epsom, England
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 17th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 25 September 1916
Transport Devon
Embarked From Destination Devonport, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 13 August 1933 Age 46 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 103, Plot 11
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Henry James Matthews was the son of James and Mrs Matthews, of Epsom, England. He was a gardener for R. H. Rhodes.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [02 December 2016]

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