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Sydney Clarence Owen MATTHEWS

Regimental number1458
Place of birthParkside, South Australia
SchoolParkside State School, South Australia
AddressKelmscott, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs A B Matthews, Kelmscott, Western Australia
Enlistment date14 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death11 May 1915
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burial4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 22), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Sydney and Amy MATTHEWS, Kelmscott, Western Australia. Native of Parkside, South Australia
Family/military connectionsPTE, LR Matthews 51st Battery Machine Gun Section, UN
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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