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Herbert George MATTHEWS

Regimental number1331
Other NamesMATHEWS
ReligionBaptist
OccupationCorrespondence clerk
AddressFyvie, Gordon Street, Brighton le Sands, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Robert Matthews, Fyvie, Lamrock Avenue, Bondi, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateDischarged 3 January 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He showed great courage when driving the enemy out of our trenches. His fine example gave great encouragement to the men. Though once wounded and twice buried by shells, he insisted on remaining at his post.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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