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Matthew William DAWSON

Regimental number64337
Place of birthRushton, Staffordshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia13
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Enlistment date24 August 1918
Unit name6th General Service Reinforcements (Queensland) (Egypt)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Malta on 16 October 1918
Rank from Nominal RollTrooper
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
FateAccidental death (drowned) 27 January 1919
Place of burialHaifa War Cemetery (Row A, Grave No 9), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
4
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Matthew and Susannah Dawson, Eltham, Richmond River, New South Wales

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