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Rupert Mackay Tyson MATTHEWS

Regimental number561
Place of birthBourke New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSolicitor's clerk
Address462 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinSister, Miss Alonia Matthews, 462 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He continued to organize his defences during a heavy bombardment which caused many casualties. He himself was wounded in the face, but stuck to his duty until he collapsed and was ordered back.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

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

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