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Arthur MATCHEN

Regimental number422
Place of birthLiverpool,New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressLismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 6"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mr Henry Davis, Jiggi via Lismore, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 October 1915
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1918
Discharge date25 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 23 September 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, leg), Brisbane, 25 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death24 July 1935
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNaa B2455 file 8006016

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