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Edwin Hollway MATHEWS

Regimental number481
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
OccupationTailerout, Saw Mill
AddressCharlestown, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Henry Mathews, Charlestown, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'He has acted as platoon sergeant during the period 25 February to 16 September 1918 serving continuously with his unit, and often having charge of the platoon during the absence of his platoon commander. At Messines, in February and March, he constantly led fighting patrols, and showed great gallantry and devotion to duty. During April, May and June, when the battalion was in the Hamel sector, he again displayed great skill and gallantry as a patrol leader. His work throughout has been of a very high standard.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other detailsListed on Embarkation Roll as Edwin Hollway MATTHEWS

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