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Alick Raymond MATTHEWS

Regimental number60725
Place of birthNhill, Victoria
SchoolNhill State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMotor mechanic
Address10 Henrietta Street, Glenferrie, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 4"
Weight110 lbs
Next of kinFather, J. Matthews, 10 Henrietta Street, Glenferrie, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for military service due to chest measurement).
Enlistment date21 May 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 May 1918
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th General (Victorian) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 23 July 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateDeceased 20 October 1918
Place of death or woundingEngland
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialSutton Veny (St. John) Churchyard (Plot 3, Row F, Grave No. 3), Wiltshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
51
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Minnie MATTHEWS, 10 Henrietta Street, Glenferrie, Victoria
Other details

War service: England.

Embarked Melbourne, 23 July 1918; disembarked London, England, 27 September 1918; marched into 1st Training Bn, 27 September 1918, and alloted to 7th Bn reinforcements the same day.

Died, Sutton Veny Military Hospital, 20 October 1918 (influenza, and pneumonia).

Buried, St John the Evangelist Cemetery, Sutton Veny, 25 October 1918.

Medal: British War Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, MATTHEWS Alick Raymond

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