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Matthew Sylias VENN

Regimental number607
Date of birth9 August 1897
Place of birthParattah, Tasmania
SchoolTinda Valley State School
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLower Pipes, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Matthew Venn, Lower Pipes, Tasmania
Enlistment date18 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 15, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 14 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Machine Gun Company
FateKilled in Action 15 December 1917
Place of death or woundingWytschaete, Belgium (Battle of Messines)
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialLindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row I, Grave No. 3), Kemmel, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Matthew Sylias and Matilda VENN, Ringwood, Lower Piper, Tasmania. Native of Rhyndaston, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother 3204 John Henry VENN, 2nd Pioneer Bn, killed in action, 13 June 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Mother: Matilda VENN, Pipers River, Tasmania
Place of burialLindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery,Kemmel,Belgium

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