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Charles Henry MATTHEWS

Regimental number892
Place of birthArarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Mrs Fraser, 4 Halifax Street, Middle Brighton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 9"
Weight176 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Henry Matthews, 143 New Street, Middle Brighton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 October 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Infantry Battalion, Naval and Military Forces - Special Tropical Corps (November 1914), E Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Te Anau on 20 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force
FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1917
Discharge date19 February 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 893 Pte John Harry MATTHEWS
Other details

War service: Rabaul

Commenced return to Australia on board SS 'Matainga', 10 January 1917; discharged, Melbourne, 19 February 1917.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MATTHEWS Charles Henry

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