Eric Allan Matthews

Male 1921 - 1979  (57 years)


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  • Name Eric Allan Matthews 
    Born 30 Apr 1921  St. Peters, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1979 
    Notes 
    • After Eric's apprenticeship he worked for his father and eventually took over the business. He became a master painter and house decorator. He was selected for South Australia in interstate schoolboys football carnival in Canberra from which he struck a life-long friendship with a son of the family with whom he was billeted during that carnival. At an early age he was invited to join the Norwood Football club and progressed through Junior and Senior Colts teams, both of which he was elected Captain, before selection to the former "B" Grade and then finally to the senior league side for which he played for ten years. During that period he was selected to join the State Squad to play Victoria. On retirement from the league side he became captain/coach of the "B" side for two years before retiring from playing when he then coached the colts sides and church football teams. He was a selector and interstate teams manager for South Australia Amateur League for many years and was still holding those positions at the time of his death.
      He saw active service in the famed 2/48th battalion seeing service in Palestine, Syria, Egypt and North Africa (including El Alemain).
      He was actively involved in the Masonic Lodge being a Past Worshipful Master of Torrens Valley Lodge and held other offices for many years. He was a member of the management committee of the Payneham Masonic Hall Trust, a Past Worshipful Master of United Service Mark Lodge, a Past First Principal of St. Peters Royal Arch Chapter, a Past Worshipful Commander of Emulation Royal Ark Mariners Lodge, a Past Most Wise Sovereign of Emulation Chapter of Rose Croix of Heredom and a foundation member of Payneham St. Aidan Chapter of Rose Croix of Heredom as well as Knight Templar degree. (The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992)
    Person ID I1013  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2007 

    Father Walter Tiller Matthews,   b. 21 Nov 1890, Nth. Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Irene Bernice Bruce,   b. 21 Apr 1889, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1939  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1912  Chapel St, Church of Christ, Norwood (now closed),Marylands, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0285  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family V.E.H. Tiller 
    Children 
    +1. R.U. Matthews
    +2. B.B. Matthews
    +3. A.C. Matthews
    Family ID F0319  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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