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Donald Stewart Matthews

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 62), Page: 18 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 62), Page: 18 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Donald Stewart AWMM
  • Surname
    Matthews AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 48527 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Ernest Clem Matthews (father), Kaitaia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 48527 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    • Attestation Date 2/2/1917 Public - Patricia - Other Relative - 28 August 2015 - Information from Papa's World War 1 diaries which I have.
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    19years Public - Patricia - Other Relative - 28 August 2015 - From Papa's diary


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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • I am Donald's Great Granddaughter. His son Maurice Matthews is my Grandad. Grandad just turn 95 in May. When I visited Grandad for his birthday I asked him what he knew about Donald's time serving. He said his father didn't speak much about his time during the War but Grandad was able to piece together a few things. He believes Donald traveled from Kaitaia (Broadwood) over to Maungonui. From here he got on a boat to Auckland. Then from Auckland they traveled to Wellington by train to attend their basic training. Donald was then deployed. He served for about six years. Grandad said he doesn't know too much about where Donald was stationed during his service, but he knows by the end of the war Donald was a Corporal working in a Prisoner of War camp in Germany.
    I never got to meet Donald, but I will continue to learn about him so that his memories and legacy live on.
    Public - Shannon - Direct descendant - 10 July 2022



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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      62: 18 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
10 July 2022ShannonAuckland, New ZealandDirect descendant
01 September 2015PatriciaWhangarei, New ZealandOther Relative

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