Photo of Leslie W. Matthews

Leslie W. Matthews


22nd Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss G. Smith
  • Plaque: 419

Additional Info

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Born in Maryborough, Victoria, Leslie William Matthews was a married 27 year old student at the time of his enlistment on the 24th of March 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on the 10th of May 1915.
On the 26th of August 1915, Leslie was promoted from Captain to Major.
On the 5th of August 1916, Leslie was reported wounded. On the 8th of August he was admitted to hospital for shell shock. He was back with his battalion on the 31st of August 1916.
Leslie returned to Australia on the 16th of May 1919, and his appointment was terminated on the 21st of July 1919.

Tree No. 419

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour