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Regimental number2879
Place of birthWodonga Victoria
AddressDara Street, Warnambool, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, John Mathieson, Dara Street, Warnambool, Victoria
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2878
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations North East of BELLICOURT between 29th September and 1st October 1918. This Signaller did excellent work in running and maintaining telephone lines both to Brigade and Forward Companies, also to Battalions on Right and Left flanks, thus enabling two Brigades to keep touch with their Units. With another Signaller he worked continuously during the whole of the operations repairing and maintaining the lines under heavy fire. His work was of the utmost value.'

Date of death16 November 1954
Place of burialGeelong East Cemetery

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