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Peter Joseph Mathews

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Headstone of Private Peter Joseph Mathews (16484). Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BECL9750). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Mathews AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16484 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 April 1896 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    G. Mathews (father), Haven Road, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16484 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Peter Mathews was the son of Mr. G. Mathews, of Nelson, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Private Peter J Mathews was the brother of Lance Sergeant John Patrick Mathews (NZEF Service # 10/3646) of the 3rd Wellington Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, 9th Reinforcements NZEF - who was killed in action - on 4 October 1917 - on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele, at Belgium. One day later - on 5 October 1917 - Private Peter J. Mathews would also die - of wounds -at Passchendaele. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 13 December 2016 - Military Files of Peter & John Mathews. Also refer Nelson Mail newspaper article "Slain Brothers Finally United on War Memorial" : Nelson Mail; 24 April 2008.
    • For photographs of Private Peter J. Mathews - in World War 1 military uniform - refer to Nelson Museum Heritage Photograph Collection : Item ref # 93370 & 93371.
      For photographs of Peter's elder brother Lance Sergeant John P Mathews refer to Nelson Museum Heritage Photograph Collection : Item ref # 93367; 93368; 93369 & 93372. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 12 May 2017 - Nelson Provincial Museum (New Zealand).
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM XXV. C. 5. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Nelson Cenotaph, Anzac Park, Nelson Public - Peter - Researcher - 30 October 2018 - on site
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Memorials

Memorial

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