|Place of birth||Portland, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mary Matthews, Post Office, Portland, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected for military service on the grounds of defective teeth)|
|Place of enlistment||Dubbo, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||18th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/35/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||18th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Date of death|
|Age at death from cemetery records||29|
|Place of burial||Portland Cemetery (Portion Baptist, Plot 5, Grave No. H.266), Portland, Victoria|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Mary PILL. Native of Portland, Victoria. Real name: PILL, Stanley James.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 22 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 13 October 1916, and marched into No 3 Command Depot, Wool, the same day.
Marched into 5th Training Bn, Rollestone, 4 November 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 13 December 1916; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 14 December 1916.
Taken on strength of 18th Bn, 11 February 1917.
Wounded in action, 3 May 1917; admitted to No 2 Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 10 May 1917 (gunshot wound, thigh, severe); transferred to England, 12 May 1917; to No 2 Southern General Hospital, Bristol, 13 May 1917; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 6 July 1917; to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 13 July 1917.
Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 15 August 1917 (Class B1A2).
Admitted to Tidworth Military Hospital, 20 August 1917 (gunshot wound, thigh); to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 17 September 1917; discharged and marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 24 September 1917.
Marched in No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 19 November 1917.
Posted as absent without leave, 16 January 1918; returned, 12 February 1918.
Tried by District Court Martial, Sutton Veny, 1 March 1918, on charge of being absent without leave from 16 January 1918, until 12 February 1918: pleaded Guilty to charge: awarded 60 days' detention and forfeits 74 days' pay.
Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 27 March 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 17 April 1918; marched into New Zealand Base Depot, Etaples, 17 April 1918.
Proceeded to unit, 21 April 1918; rejoined 18th Bn, 26 April 1918.
Evacuated to hospital, 2 June 1918; admitted to No 5 Australian Field Ambulance, 3 June 1918 (abscess), and transferred to No 61 Casualty Clearing Station the same day; discharged, 1 July 1918; rejoined unit, 6 July 1918.
Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 2 August 1918, and admitted to No 47 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (gunshot wound, right cheek); transferred to No 3 General Hospital, Le Treport, 3 August 1918; marched into Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 11 August 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 20 August 1918.
Proceeded to unit, 3 September 1918; rejoined 18th Bn, 6 September 1918.
Wounded in action (3rd occasion), 3 October 1918; admitted to No 12 Casualty Clearing Station, 4 October 1918 (shrapnel wound, left knee); transferred to No 11 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 5 October 1918; to England, 27 October 1918; to Graylingwell War Hospital, Chichester, 29 October 1918; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 21 January 1919; dangerously ill with pneumonia, 25 January 1919.
Reported dangerously ill with tuberculosis lung by Base Records, 8 April 1919; board as Class C3 with pulmonary tuberculosis, No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 28 April 1919.
Commenced return to Australia from Southampton, on board HT 'Karoola', 6 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 24 June 1919; discharged Melbourne (medically unfit), 26 December 1920.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MATTHEWS Stanley James|