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Albert Edward MATTHEWS

Regimental number2723
Place of birthPrahran, Victoria
SchoolDaisy Hill State School, Queensland
Address60 William Road, Prahran, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Matthews, 60 William Road, Prahran, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death27
Place of burialAnzac Cemetery (Plot I, Row G, Grave No. 6), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Duncan and Emily MATTHEWS, 15 Bowen Street, Windsor, Victoria. Native of Prahran, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted and proceeded to join 57th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn, and taken on strength, 15 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Fae subsequently determined as 'Died of Wounds, 21 July 1916.'

Statement, Red Cross File No 1740208, 2920 Pte A.F. LAWS, B Company, 59th Bn (patient, 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, England)), 26 December 1916: 'I saw the grave marked by a cross of Pte A.C. Mathews (sic) in the Sailly Cemetery Nr. Armentieres and reported it to Lieut. Bursey. Cpl. Barret who was walking with me also saw it. About the 1st Aug.'
SourcesNAA: B2455, MATTHEWS Albert Edward
Red Cross file 1740208

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