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John William Mathews



No Photo Available Rank/Rate/Branch: Able Seaman
Location: VIC AUSTRALIA
Force: RAN
Service Number: 21757

Date of Enlistment: 10-Jan-1938
Home Port/Port Division: Melbourne, VIC

Memorial Location: Panel 57, Column 1

Date Of Birth: 3-Sep-1920 (died at age 21)
Place Of Birth: North Carlton, VIC

Next Of Kin: Son of Hamilton Henry and Nellie Elizabeth Mathews, of Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia


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Terms Explained


Rank/Rate/Branch
The rank(officers), rate (non-commissioned) held by the individual at their date of discharge/death with specialist task, or trade held.

Location
Location the individual was recorded as being from according to their Service Record.

Force
Reference to one of the three branches of Australia's defence forces - Royal Australian Navy (RAN), (RANR) Reserves; Australian Army; Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF); or the Australian Merchant Navy (MN).

Service Number
The number allocated to the individual on enlistment into one of the three branches of Australia's defence forces. This number may be numeric, or an alpha/numeric combination. RAN officers, some RAN ratings and merchant mariners do not have a service number. In these cases, the words 'not applicable' will be displayed in the Service Number field on the Service Record screen.

Birth Date
The date nominated by the individual as their date of birth.

Birth Place
The city/town/country nominated by the individual as their place of birth.

Next Of Kin
The person nominated as being the next of kin by the individual.

Enlistment Date
The date an individual signed their enlistment Attestation Form for service in Australia's defence forces or, for the Merchant Navy, the date a merchant mariner engaged on a ship at the commencement of, or, during the war.

Home Port/Port Division
RAN - Melbourne and Sydney were the Home Ports accepted for Officers of the RAN. Melbourne, Sydney & Fremantle were accepted as Port Divisions for ratings of the RAN.

Memorial Location
Name location on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial, Canberra (unless specified).

 

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