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Richard John MATTHEWS

Regimental number4136
Place of birthPort Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolDimboola State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinSister, Miss E Matthews, 176 Church Street, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 September 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialBuire Communal Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
131
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary MATTHEWS. Native of Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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