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Herbert Woodland Rice MATTHEWS

Regimental number5836
Place of birthSt Peters South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
AddressRenmark, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs L E Matthews, Renmark, South Australia
Enlistment date24 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameLight Horse Brigade Train 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/102/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 26 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll8783
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 21 January 1916
Medals

Military Medal

'Devotion to Duty on Gallipoli. Wounded when accompanying Convoy from Beach to Whites Valley.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 July 1952
Age at death65
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 15, Grave 50), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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