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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
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.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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