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Harold Halford Matthews

In memory of:

Major General Harold Halford Matthews

May 12, 1940

Military Service


Age:

62

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Army General List

Honours and Awards:

Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

Distinguished Service Order

Additional Information


Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Matthews, of Auckland City, New Zealand; husband of Helen T. Matthews (nee Le Sueur), of Ottawa. Four times Mentioned in Despatches in the 1914-18 War.

Commemorated on Page 16 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

OTTAWA (BEECHWOOD) CEMETERY
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Sec. 35. Lot 5. Grave 1.

Location:

OTTAWA (BEECHWOOD) CEMETERY contains 98 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 113 from the Second World War. Many of the graves are in the two veterans plots, where there is also a Cross of Sacrifice dedicated to all service casualties buried in the cemetery. The OTTAWA CREMATION MEMORIAL is in a shelter adjoining the newer of the veterans plots in the cemetery and commemorates 26 Second World War servicmen whose remains were cremated elsewhere in Canada and the U.S.A.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of HAROLD HALFORD MATTHEWS– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Ottawa Citizen. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Ottawa Citizen. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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