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William James MATCHETT

Regimental number3247
Place of birthNarrandera New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrazier
AddressNorthcote, Boomi, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Matchett, Boomi, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollDivisional Train
FateReturned to Australia 20 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2597 Pte Victor Crawford MATCHETT, 33rd Bn, killed in action, 13 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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