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Matthew Knowles THORBURN

Regimental number5239
Place of birthBalmain New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
Address35 Grove Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, J. Thorburn, 35 Grove Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Makarini on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 November 1916
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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