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Thomas MATSON

Date of birth10 September 1879
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
Address'Scarboro', Alt Street, Haberfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs T Matson, 'Scarboro', Alt Street, Haberfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceAAVCPermt
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain (Veterinary Officer)
Unit nameHead Quarters 1st Australian Division
AWM Embarkation Roll number1/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Date of embarkation incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as 22 October 1914.
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal RollA. Cps. Headquarters
Promotions

Lieutenant Colonel


Unit: ADVS HQ Australian Corps
Promotion date: 27 January 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

DSO


'Excellent services, resource and devotion to duty, as ADVS of the Division.'
Recommendation date: 7 March 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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