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Reuben George MATTHEWS, Pte-Reinforcements

Reuben George MATTHEWS, Pte-Reinforcements

Male 1895 - 1986  (91 years)

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  • Name Reuben George MATTHEWS 
    Suffix Pte-Reinforcements 
    Born 27 Sep 1895  Apsley Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes He wrote poetry. 
    Residence 27 Sep 1895  Apsley Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lived entire life in Apsley, Victoria. no ohter evidence provided.  
    Occupation 00 Jan 1905  Apsley Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    State School teacher 
    Military Service 1914-1918  WWI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Enlisted on 5th Aug 1915, private 4249 with the 5th Infantry Battalion, 13th Reinforcements (ref :Nominal Roll of the Australian Imperial Forces) 
    Died 11 Oct 1986  Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-8939  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2021 

    Father George James (Jo&Eliz) MATTHEWS,   b. 3 Oct 1859, Goolwa SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1924, Mile End SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship -499 
    Mother Ellen JEWELL,   b. 29 Oct 1860, Goolwa SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1927, Mile End SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship -499 
    Married 25 Jul 1882  Naracoorte SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • The wedding took place at the residence of Ellen's parents.
    Note George would have been 24 years old and Ellen was 21 years old.  
    Family ID F-499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eileen Mary SIMKIN,   b. 17 Oct 1896, Digby Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1974, Apsley Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Children of marriage They had 5 children in 7 years. 
    Residence Surrey Hills Victoria 
    Children 
     1. Ella MATTHEWS
     2. Reuben MATTHEWS
     3. Unknown MATTHEWS  []
     4. Unknown MATTHEWS  []
     5. W M
    Last Modified 8 May 2018 16:41:28 
    Family ID F-2958  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents

    Private MATTHEWS Reubin George WWI enlisted 5 Aug 1915 in Melbourne Victoria. Service nUmber 4249 RFTS. Pre war occupation was a State School Teacher. Disabled on discharge from 3 GSW (gunshot wounds) in legs, walking in a caliper with some shortness. Served in Egypt (Mar1916), France, Marseilles (Apr1916), England (Feb1916) on the field and during recuperation in military hospitals and Field Ambulance Unit (Jan1917) . Discharged after the war in 18 Jan 1919 on Ulysses to Australia. Medals image attached.

    Headstones
    HS George Matthews & Ellen - family plaque placed in shearing shed at Bringalbert Victoria
    HS George Matthews & Ellen - family plaque placed in shearing shed at Bringalbert Victoria

  • Sources 
    1. [S-52] http://ancestry.com.au, ancestry.co.au with log in , 8 Feb Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Reuben George Matthews was born in 1895 in Apsley, Victoria. He married Eileen Mary Simkin in 1921 in Victoria. They had seven children in 12 years. He died on 11 October 1986 in Victoria at the age of 91.

    2. [S-117] National Archive of Australia Military Records, www.naa.gov.au, 8 Feb Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Pre war occupation was a State School Teacher stated in military record

    3. [S-117] National Archive of Australia Military Records, www.naa.gov.au, 8 Feb Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      stated in military record

    4. [S-155] FS Reuben Matthews -evidence pending , Reuben's notes are attached to this website.