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Leonard James MATHEWS

Regimental number2389
Date of birth6 February 1882
Place of birthNorth Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolWhinham College, North Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCoachpainter
AddressProspect, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mable A G Mathews, Gloucester Street, Prospect, South Australia
Enlistment date5 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A55 Itria on 14 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 May 1919
Discharge date2 August 1919
Other detailsWar service: France, Belgium. Wounded at Ypres, Belgium, 10 September 1917; invalided to Lewisham Hospital, England.

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