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John MATTHEWS

Regimental number2378
Place of birthNymagee, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressYarraville, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs ann Matthews, 36 Elizabeth Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 April 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date14 October 1918
Other details

War service: England

Commenced return to Australia, 31 January 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 13 April 1918; discharged (medically unfit: rheumatism), 14 October 1918.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death4 June 1952
Age at death69
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA B2455 8216878

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