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Matthew HOWAT

Regimental number1353
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
SchoolJohn Street School, Glasgow, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia22
OccupationFarm hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinH Howat, Calder Drive, Cambuslang, Scotland
Enlistment date7 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Enlisted Melbourne October, 1914. Was in first party to land on Gallipoli, April, 1915. Was wounded and sent to England. Returned to Egypt, thence to France where he was promoted to Corporal." Details from Mother.
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Age at death29
Place of burialRosieres Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
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