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Regimental number18
Place of birthSt Thomas Cassada, England
Place of birthSt. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
SchoolCassada Grammar School, England
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMrs Tamer Matthews, 445 Rhode Island, Buffalo, USA
Previous military serviceServed in the 202nd infantry in 1898
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name9th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular*Name appears as Norman Oscar on the RoHc
FateDied of disease 2 January 1915
Place of death or woundingNot Known
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 138), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Tamar MATTHEWS, 55, 18th Street, Buffalo, New York, United States of America

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