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William James MATTHEWS

Regimental number722
Place of birthCornwall England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFireman
AddressWaikerie, River Murray, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Matthews, Waikerie, River Murray, South Australia
Enlistment date9 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 16 March 1917
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialWimereux Communal Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 5A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
137
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Sarah MATTHEWS, Waikerie, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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