Leading Aircraftman Eric John MATTHEWS

Service No: 53931
Born: Mansfield VIC, 14 September 1905
Enlisted in the RAAF: 14 April 1942
Unit: No. 5 Service Flying Training School, Uranquinty NSW
Died: Ground Accident, near Deniliquin NSW, 29 December 1942, Aged 37 Years
Buried: Deniliquin War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Cole Matthews and Elizabeth Jane Matthews; husband of Florence Evelyn Matthews, of Finley
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 29 December 1942, Leading Aircraftman Matthews, a Fitter Driver Motor Transport, was killed when his motor cycle collided with a truck when he was returning from leave.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/142/585

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