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Howard Hamilton MATTHEWS

Regimental number6111
Place of birthGatton, Queensland
SchoolGatton State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriller
AddressAdavale, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinStep-Mother, Mrs Mary Matthews, Normanton, Queensland
Enlistment date26 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A75 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, 1918 France
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XIII, Row D, Grave No. 9), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
108
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Benjamin and Jane MATTHEWS
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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