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John Hamilton MATTHEWS

Regimental number687
Date of birth13 April 1893
Place of birthCootamundra, New South Wales
SchoolSydney Grammar School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCootamundra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs E G Matthews, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name3rd Battalion D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, Wagga Wagga branch, 28 October 1910. Transferred to Coolamon branch, January 1911; to Young branch, October 1911; to Bathurst branch, February 1912; to Cooma branch, June 1912.
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken prisoner of war, Fleurbaix, France, 19 July 1916; repatriated to Switzerland, January 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 258.

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