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Frank Oswald MATT

Regimental number812
Place of birthSouth Yarra, Victoria
SchoolBrighton Road State School, St. Kilda, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationProfessional soldier
AddressMaribyrnong Barracks, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinEd. Matt, 52 Gourlay Street, Balaclava, Victoria
Previous military servicePermanent soldier with Royal Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentBatman
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollTMB
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


'Heroic gallantry and courage at Pozieres, 23-24 July 1916.'
Recommendation date: 30 July 1916

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDCM
FateDied of wounds 23 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
20
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Louise MATT, 14 Lock Avenue, East Street, St. Kilda, Victoria

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