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Harry Hooper MATTHEWS

Regimental number10445
Place of birthHeidelberg, Victoria
SchoolChurch of England Grammar School, and, Trinity College, Melbourne, Victoria
Other trainingTrained in Law at Melbourne University
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationUniversity student
Address'Caerleon', Cape Street, Heidelberg, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 11"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFather, George F. Matthews, 'Caerleon', Cape Street, Heidelberg, Victoria
Previous military serviceMU Rifles; Served in the Junior and Senior Cadets and served in the University Rifles (Melbourne).
Enlistment date8 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 October 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Machine Gun Company
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*given name two spellings Harry and Henry
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialRation Farm Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row J, Grave No. 8), La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
178
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Ann MATTHEWS, Heidelberg, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 21 2/LT Frederick William Hordern MATTHEWS, (DCM), 6th Machine Gun Company, killed in action, 9 November 1916 ; 475 Pte Arthur Francis MATTHEWS, killed in action, 4 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MATTHEWS Harry Hooper

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