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Regimental number647
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolLondon County Council School, England
Age on arrival in Australia32
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMachine driver
AddressCatherine Hill Bay, via Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Atkins, 23 Walham Avenue, Fulham, London, England
Previous military serviceServed 14 years in the British Navy and was invalided out.
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Machine Gun Company
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularServed through the China War, for which he has a Medal and two Bars for the relief of Peking etc.
FateDied of disease 22 December 1916
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialGrantham Cemetery (Plot 16, Row B, Grave No. 12), Lincolnshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frank and Martha MATHERS; husband of Janet MATHERS, 39 Seagrave Road, West Brompton, London. Served in the Boxer Rebellion (1900). Native of Fulham, London, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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