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Matthew BLAKE

Regimental number243
Place of birthCooma New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressRiverton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation45
Next of kinFriend, Thomas Collins, East-West Railway, near Tarcoola, South Australia
Enlistment date18 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, B 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 RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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