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Horace David Matuschka

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Horace David AWMM
  • Surname
    Matuschka AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 52449 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 January 1890 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Lewis Matuschka (father), Papatoetoe, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 52449 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Sling Camp, England. AWMM
    • Training at base camp, Etaples, France. AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 28 January 1917 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Teamster/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 Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Pneumonia AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Matuschka was posted to France and joined 2 Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment, on 11 October, to play his part in the 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele).

    He fell ill on 21 November 1917, suffering from influenza. He spent two months in France under the care of medical authorities before transfer to England and admission to No. 1 New Zealand General Hospital, Brockenhurst. He died in January of lobar pneumonia. (Church 2002) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 January 1918 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 3, Grave 13. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    MATUSCHKA.— On January 25, 1918, died of pneumonia, Brockenhurst Hospital. Private H. D. Matuschka, second son of the late E. A. and Louis Matuschka, Papatoetoe. (New Zealand Herald, 2 February 1918, p. 1) AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Church, C. (2002). New Zealand graves at Brockenhurst : 93 New Zealand soldiers remembered from World War One. Hampshire, England: Author. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      67: 24 AWMM
    • Church, C. (2002). New Zealand graves at Brockenhurst : 93 New Zealand soldiers remembered from World War One. Hampshire, England: Author. AWMM
      Church, C. (2002), p. 209. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 2 February 1918, p. 1. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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