Matthew STACKPOOL

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STACKPOOL, Matthew

Service Number: 610
Enlisted: 26 August 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Orange, New South Wales, 9 July 1880
Home Town: Lithgow, Lithgow, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Coach Propietor
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 1 May 1915, aged 34 years
Cemetery: 4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Orange Cenotaph, Orange WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

26 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sydney, New South Wales
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 610, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 610, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney

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Biography

"Private Matthew Stackpool, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles, was the third son of the late Mr. M. Stackpool and Mrs. Stackpool, of Orange, and was born there. The late Mr. P. Stackpool, of Woollahra, a prominent produce merchant, was his uncle. After spending some years in Queensland, Westem Australia, and New Zealand, he settled in Lithgow, establishing a fuel and carrying business, which he afterwards extended to Katoomba, also running coaches to the Jenolan Caves. He took an active interest in Catholic affairs, and in Lithgow was treasurer of the Hibernians. When the War broke out he sold his business and enlisted, being sent to Egypt last November. His people, will have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their sad loss." - from the Sydney Freeman's Journal 15 Jul 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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