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Dennis Matthews

Dennis Matthews

201188 Corporal, Tank Corp

Died 11th August 1918 Aged 35

Son of James and Sarah Matthews, of Chesham Bois; husband of Mabel Annie Matthews, of "Laurel Bank", Long Park, Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire, England.

We're told that Dennis was injured by sniper fire whilst sitting on top of a Whippet Tank. The British forces - mainly Australian in this area, stopped the German advance at Amiens. This was the German's last desperate fling of the War.

He died of wounds a few days later and is buried at Villers-Bretonneux, France. This cemetery is also the home of Australian National Memorial.

The above is NOT a family photogarh

Whippet tank pictured at the Museum of the Army, Brussels

(This particular tank is said to have been damaged on 17th August 1918)

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