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Matthew Henry THOMSON

Regimental number3260
Place of birthTimaru, New Zealand
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCoachbuilder
AddressWentworth Falls, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5'10.75"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinBrother, J Thomson, Te Pahu, via Frankton Junction, Auckland, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 July 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Matthew and Louisa Mary THOMSON. Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date10 March 1917
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karoola', 12 April 1916; disembarked 12 May 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 10 March 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 May 1931
Age at death46
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, THOMSON Matthew Henry

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