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Louis Nelson MATTHEWS

Regimental number138
Place of birthBowden, South Australia
ReligionProtestant
OccupationLabourer
AddressGibson Street, Bowden, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinSister, Mrs Elizabeth Matthews, Gibson Street, Bowden, South Australia
Enlistment date5 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateDied of disease 4 July 1917
Place of burialMelcombe Regis Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 3192), Dorset, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
111
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Amelia MATTHEWS
Other details

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

Date of death4 July 1917
Age at death28

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