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John MATTHEWS

Regimental number3973
Place of birthBallintuggart, Portadown, Armagh, Ireland
SchoolEdenderry National School, Portadown, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Mrs Sarah Pritchard, Figtree Pocket, Indooroopilly, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ann Matthews, 21 James Street, Portadown, County Armagh, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Armagh Militia.
Enlistment date29 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 June 1916
Place of death or woundingNot Known
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialWimereux Communal Cemetery (Plot I, Row N, Grave No. 10A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
108
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Portadown and District War Memorial, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland. Parents: James and Ann MATTHEWS, 21 James Street, Portadown, Co Armagh, Ireland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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