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Matthew DUNNE

Regimental number1624
Place of birthBundaberg Queensland
SchoolBundaberg Convent, Bundaberg, Queensland
Other trainingServed in the Moreton Regiment or the 8th Infantry Regiment as Corporal.
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address25 Lilley Street, Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMrs J Dunne, c/o Mrs Watts, 25 Lilley Street, Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military service8th Infantry; Enlisted 21st Regt 1914 Brisbane; in the landing at Dardanelles, his Battery one of the first Australian to land and go into action.
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant (Saddler)
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A22 Rangatira on 25 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 1 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Date of death1 August 1916
Age at death22.9
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 37), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Patrick and Sarah Jane DUNNE. Native of Bundaberg, Queensland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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