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Regimental number742
Place of birthArarat, Victoria
SchoolArarat State School
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNew Street, Brighton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, W H Matthews, New Street, Brighton, Victoria
Enlistment date23 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name2nd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll244
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Company Engineers
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular*Number 244 on RoHc
FateKilled in Action 18 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death22
Place of burial4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 2), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Amy MATTHEWS, 143 New Street, Middle Brighton, Victoria. Native of Ararat, Victoria
Family/military connectionsPTE, CH Matthews, BR, and, PTE, JH Matthews, BR
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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