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Robert Francis Matthews

In memory of:

Sergeant Robert Francis Matthews

January 18, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

798639

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Air Force

Division:

W.Op./Air Gnr. 9 Squadron

Additional Information


Son of William and Elizabeth Matthews, of Grand Falls, Newfoundland.

Commemorated on Page 177 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Coll. grave 4. C. 14-15.

Location:

Ohlsdorf is a village on the river Alster, about 9 km north east of the city of Hamburg on the eastern side of the city airport. Approaching from Hannover or Kiel leave the Autoroute A7 at the junction with the 432 following signposts for the Airport (Flughaven). After 2 km turn right onto Swebenweg which later merges with Krohnstieg and passes under the airport runway. After 4 km turn right onto 433 Chaussee. After 2 km turn left onto Erdkampsweg following signs for Barmbek. Continue along this road for 1.7 Km then turn right immediately before a prominent railway bridge, onto a road calledI M Grunen Grund. After a further 600 metres turn left into Alsterdorfer, the HAMBURG CEMETERY is located in this street at the junction with Fuhlsbuttlerstrasse. The Commission plot is signposted in the HAMBURG CEMETERY and is located 300 metres from the Chapel. Visitors should note that this cemetery is restricted to normal opening hours.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Sergeant Robert Francis Matthews is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Sergeant Robert Francis Matthews is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Picture of Robert Francis Matthews (Left)– Picture of Robert (left) and his friend Ralph Calasanctis Morris (right).

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