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Alfred James MATTHEWS

Regimental number4478
Place of birthBrighton, England
SchoolCircus Street School, Brighton, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlatelayer
AddressWickepin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Albert Matheson, 8 Hartington Road, Brighton, Sussex, England
Enlistment date22 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 November 1917
Place of death or woundingGarter Point, Ypres Belgium
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row I, Grave No. 98), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
114
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert and Jane MATTHEWS, 8 Hartington Road, Brighton, England
Family/military connectionsBrother in Light Horse
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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