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William Harold Hastings MATHEWS

Regimental number1832
Place of birthSheffield England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Doctor S Mathews, 'Holly House', Duke Street, Sheffield, England
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1 Australian General Hospital 1-6 Special Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919

Military Medal

'Near BULLECOURT, on 8th May 1917, this man showed conspicuous bravery by remaining with and dressing the wounds of a wounded man in a heavy shrapnel barrage. The bearer was not able to move the patient single handed to a place of safety. He subsequently assisted to carry wounded for many hours through very heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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