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Albert Gordon Matthews

Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, France. New Zealand War Graves Trust (FRDP4886). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, France. New Zealand War Graves Trust (FRDP4886). CC BY-NC …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Matthews AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/4172 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Matthews (mother), Severn Street, Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/4172 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Grocer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Albert Matthews was the son of Harry and Matilda Matthews, of 15 Newtown Avenue, Wellington, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    27 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM

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  • You were an important part of our childhood, filling that frame in the room where we slept so often at our Grandparents home in Kipling St, Johnsonville, Wellington. Our own Father was given your name while you were a mystery from long ago. I would lie awake at night wondering where you had been and what you had been like. You looked so much older than your years and I never comprehended until much later the sacrifice that you and so many of your comrades made. Reading of the experiences of you all at the Somme, I can only hope that you died quickly during the offensive on September 27 1916. Rest in peace Great Uncle Albert.
    Public - Adrienne Cheryl - Other Relative - 20 April 2015
  • Though I never met you your brother was my fathers father. As a child I remember your photograph hanging in pride of place on my grand parents wall. You looked like a fine young man in your lemon squeezer hat. Thank you for your tremendous sacrifice and creating an indelible memory.
    Public - Phillip Neville - Other Relative - 17 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
12 July 2023Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
20 April 2015Adrienne CherylNelsonOther Relative
17 April 2015Phillip Neville Napier New ZealandOther Relative

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