Peter Joseph Mathews

Date of birth
21 Apr 1896
Date of death
05 Oct 1917
Place Of death
Private Peter Joseph Mathews (serial no. 16484).
Born on 21 April 1896 in Nelson, New Zealand.
On the Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database his next of kin is listed as G. Mathews (father), Haven Road, Nelson, New Zealand.
Worked as a labourer for Kirkpatrick & Co in Nelson before he enlisted for service during World War One.
Embarked with the 15th Reinforcements Specialist Machine-Gun Section on 26 July 1916 from Wellington, New Zealand for Devonport, England.
Served for just over a year in Western Europe.
The last unit Mathews served in was the Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion.
Died of wounds on 5 October 1917 in Belgium. He was twenty-one years old.
Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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