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Alexander Owen MATSON

Regimental number734
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
Address44 Boundary Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, A. Matson, 44 Boundary Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Heavy Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1915
Discharge date16 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 January 1953
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, MATSON Alexander Owen

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