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Full Name
David Matthews
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
David
Surname
Matthews
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
8/1800
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Next of Kin
Mrs E. Matthews (mother), Glen Carrig, Glamorganshire, Wales
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Victoria Hotel, Saint Andrew's, New Zealand
Military District
Otago
Body on Embarkation
4th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
Otago Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date
17 April 1915
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll
493
Last Unit Served
Otago Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Malta to Gallipoli
Date of Death
13 August 1915
Age at Death
35
Year of Death
1915
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference
B. VI. 1.
Biographical Notes
David Matthews was the son of William and Elizabeth Matthews. Born at Glyncorrwg, Wales.
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Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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