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William Robert MATTHEWS

Regimental number3014
Place of birthSt Peters South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
Address30 Coke Street, Norwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinSister, Miss Selina Jane Matthews, 30 Coke Street, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military service78th Infantry
Enlistment date26 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 6 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4822 Pte Arthur Frederick MATTHEWS, 43rd Bn, killed in action, 4 July 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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