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Regimental number893
Place of birthArarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
Address331 Victoria Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 9.75"
Weight190 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 14 March 1917
Discharge date14 March 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 892 Pte Charles Henry MATTHEWS, Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force, returned to Australia, 10 January 1917.
Other details

War service: Rabayul

Commenced return to Australia on board SS 'Marsina', 2 February 1917; discharged, Melbourne, 14 March 1917.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MATTHEWS John Harry

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