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Mathew Raymond DEVINE

Regimental number2873
Place of birthIreland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse-trainer
Addressc/o Mrs. Stewart, Norman Street, East Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mabel Devine, c/o Mrs Stewart, Norman Street, East Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Malwa on 22 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 17 July 1919
Discharge date15 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt

Admitted to 25th Stationary Hospital, 8 September 1916 (mumps); discharged to Details, 30 September 1916. Detached to School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 5 December 1916; rejoined unit, 16 December 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron, El Arish, 6 January 1917.Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, El Arish, 5 April 1917 (gastro-enteritis); discharged to duty, 7 April 1917; rejoined unit, 8 April 1917. To Rest Camp, Port Said, 12 October 1917; rejoined unit, 22 October 1917. To School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 2 February 1918; rejoined unit, 1 March 1918. Passed 35th Machine Gun Course as 1st First Class Machine Gunner.

Sick to hospital, Wadi Auja, 5 June 1918; admitted to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 14 June 1918 (myalgia); discharged from Boulac Convalescent Centre, 11 July 1918; rejoined unit, 7 December 1918. Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 8 December 1918. Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, and reverted to Lance Corporal, 16 April 1919 (malaria); transferred to Port Said Rest Camp, 29 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Dunluce Castle', 17 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 30 August 1919;discharged, 15 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 June 1957
SourcesNAA: B2455, DEVINE Mathew Raymond

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