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Eric MATTHEWS

Regimental number1846
Place of birthCampbell Town, Tasmania
SchoolCampbell State School, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressCampbell Town, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, George Matthews, Campbell Town, Tasmania
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 19 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 18 January 1915 - 12th Bn, 4th Reinforcements
FateDied of wounds 22 February 1917
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block O, Plot VI, Row I, Grave No. 3), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
66
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Mary MATTHEWS, 161 St. John Street, Launceston, Tasmania. Native of Campbell Town, Tasmania

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