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Ernest John Henry Mathews

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Ernest John Henry Mathews
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 24 Oct 1888
Place of Birth Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Death 10 Dec 1947, aged 58
Place of Death Armadale, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 53 years, 8 months
Religion Congregational
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Edith Mathews
Military Information
Reg Number see notes & W85044
Date of Enlistment 13 Feb 1916 & 28 Jul 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia


World War 1

Enlisted on 13 Feb 1916 in Jarrahdale. Ernest was sent to Blackboy Hill camp's 55 Depot to undertake basic training, with his intended unit the 13th Reinforcment draft for the 28th Battalion.

Following a Medical Board on 23 Mar 1916 he was recommended for discharge as Medically unfit. He had a pre-existing medical condition - an old fracture to his foot, leaving him unable to march or undertake drills without severe pain. Discharged on 6 May 1916.

Pre WW2

During 1912 Ernest had married in Jarrahdale to Margaret Charlotte Waller (1882 - 1933). They had five children including William Thomas Mathews (1914 - 1945) KIA New Britain, and Margaret Edith Mathews (? - 1943).

Electoral Roll entries: 1922 - 1931 at Jarrahdale, mill hand; 1936 at Yarloop, labourer; 1943 at William street, Armadale, mill hand

War Service

Notes

During WW1, Ernest enlisted on 13 Feb 1916 but did not serve long enough to be issued an Regimental No. being discharged on 6 May 1916 as Medically unfit. He had a pre-existing medical condition - an old fracture to his foot, leaving him unable to march or undertake drill without severe pain.


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