Henry Matson

AWM memorial panel 94

Born 1872

Place Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Lutheran


Wife Christina Matson (nee Spargo, married name Gregg), married 1899 in Victoria; children Henry John b. 1900 (served in WWI), Emily Jane May b. 1901

Arrived at Australia
on 1890s

Residence before enlistment 1898 Baddaginnie, 1900 Echuka, 1903 Euroa, 1909 Outtrim; 1916 Wandin, Melbourne

Occupation 1898 wood-cutter, 1903 labourer, 1909 miner, 1916 labourer

service number 5655
enlisted 15.05.1916
POE Melbourne
unit 21st Battalion
rank Private
place England, 1916-1917
final fate RTA 21.07.1917
discharged 12.11.1917 MU
cemetery Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery, Melbourne

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Residence after the war Melbourne

Died 24.10.1918, Melbourne


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Digitised application of Living Allowance - Widow of Matson, Henry ex No. 5655 Pte. (NAA)

Roll of Honour (AWM)

Personal case file (NAA)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Insulting behaviour at Baddaginnie. - North Eastern Ensign, Benalla, 28 October 1898, p. 3.

Terrorism at Outtrim. - Geelong Advertiser, 17 August 1903, p. 4.