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Allan Ernest MATTHEWS

Regimental number3326
Place of birthModewarre, Victoria
SchoolModewarre State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationContractor
AddressModewarre, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 10.5"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinFather, William C. Matthews, Modewarre, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 May 1917
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFought at many of the greater battles, was at Amiens, and at at many other important incidents
FateDied of disease 25 October 1918
Place of death or woundingAbbeyville, England (illness)
Age at death24.5
Place of burialAbbevillle Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row J, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
173
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Julia MATTHEWS, Modewarre, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 4 August 1917; disembarked Glasgow, Scotland, 2 October 1917; marched into Pioneer Training Bn, Sutton Veny, 3 October 1917.

Marched out Pioneer Training Bn, 20 January 1918; marched into Codford Working Party, 26 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 February 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 13 February 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 14 February 1918; taken on strength of 3rd Pioneer Bn, 19 February 1918.

Admitted to No 10 Australian Field Ambulance, 21 October 1918, and transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, the same day (influenza).

Died, No 3 Australian General Hospital, 25 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia due to exposure).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MATTHEWS Allan Ernest

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