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Frederick William Hordern MATTHEWS

Regimental number21
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCape Street, Heidelberg, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height6' 0"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinGeorge F Matthew, Cape Street, Heidelberg, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in 34th Australian Engineers for 1 year and 8 months with an honourable discharge.
Enlistment date22 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Machine Gun Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'(Pozieres) Conspicuous gallantry and valuable services in maintaining gun in action under heavy bombardment. Also distinguished himself at Armentieres.'
Recommendation date: 11 August 1916

FateKilled in Action 9 November 1916
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground (Plot X, Row L, Grave No. 2), Grass Lane, Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Ann MATTHEWS, Heidelberg, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 10445 Driver Henry Hooper MATTHEWS, 6th Machine Gun Company, killed in action, 4 July 1916; 475 Pte Arthur Francis MATTHEWS, 6th Machine Gun Company, killed in action, 4 July 1916.
SourcesNAA: B2455, MATTHEWS Frederick William Hordern

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