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Matthew David BLACK

Regimental number3
Place of birthMansfield, Victoria
SchoolNillahcootie State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mr R Morgan, Central Avenue, Maylands, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Thomas Black, Molesworth Railway Station, Molesworth, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed with the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery, Sydney, NSW, and Fremantle, WA.
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentOrderly Room SGT
Unit name11th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 2 November 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 10 August 1918
Place of death or woundingAmiens, France
Date of death10 August 1918
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot IV, Row J, Grave No. 6), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Margaret BLACK, Molesworth, Victoria. Born at Mansfield, Victoria

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