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Herbert Meatchem

Name on Board H Meatchern
Name on Service
Herbert  Meatchem
Enlistment Age 23
Occupation Fitter and Turner
Place of Birth North Williamstown, Vic
Next of Kin John Meatchem
Address 35 Russell St, North Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 18/02/1916
Service No. 22244
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 20/05/1916
Embarkation Ship HMAT Medic A7
Unit on Embarkation 23rd Howitzer Brigade, 109th Battery
Date of Death 6/10/1917
Unit on Death 27th Australian Field Artillery Battery
Rank on Death Sergeant
Cause of Death Died of Wounds
Place of Wounding/
Cemetery or Memorial Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, Flanders, Belgium
Additional Information Herbert Meatchem attended North Williamstown State School. He served his apprenticeship with Gibbons Implement Works, Footscray and was employed at the shipbuilding yards when he enlisted. His brother, Thomas Henry (1033 and 6122) enlisted in September 1914, was medically discharged (Thrombosis) in September 1915 and re-enlisted September 1916
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 27 October 1917, p3
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