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Stanley Ruben MATTHEWS

Regimental number3549
Place of birthYarragon, Victoria
SchoolYarragon State School, Victoria
OccupationFarm hand
AddressYarragon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Henry Matthews, Yarragon, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death21.7
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot XIII, Row K, Grave No. II), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Emily MATTHEWS, Yarragon, Victoria
Family/military connectionsPTE, E Hollier, CO, Killed at Pozi?res, Somme - France
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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