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Stanley Kemp MATTHEWS

Regimental number477
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPhelp Street, Canly Vale, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth May Matthews, Phelp Street, Canly Vale, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 9, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 December 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll477A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919

Military Medal

'For bravery and devotion to duty in the operations near CHUIGNES on 24th August, 1918. Private MATTHEWS went three times through the heavy enemy barrage in order to bring up ammunition for the Machine Guns. His bravery was an inspiring example to the other members of his gun crew, and by his disregard of personal danger was able to keep the guns firing when their fire was most needed in support of the attacking Infantry.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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