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Francis Benjamin MATTHIES

Regimental number1742
Place of birthWanganui New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationEngiener
Address58 Burnside Road, Fendalton, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs G Matthies, 58 Burnside Road, Fendalton, Christchurch, New Zealand
Enlistment date31 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Medals

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Date of death19 October 1955
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery

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