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William Edgar MATTHEWS

Regimental number5098
Place of birthFern Tree Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressLongley, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Moore, Longley, Tasmania
Enlistment date5 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 26 August 1916
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 43), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
66
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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