Kenneth Turton MATCHETT

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MATCHETT, Kenneth Turton

Service Numbers: NX174063, 2400237
Enlisted: 17 August 1943
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
Born: Punchbowl, New South Wales, Australia , 4 April 1924
Home Town: Cronulla, Sutherland Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Killed in Action, Korea, 24 April 1951, aged 27 years
Cemetery: United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Busan, Korea
28-1-7 Grave 979
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Townsville HB - 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
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World War 2 Service

17 Aug 1943: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), SN NX174063
26 Jan 1949: Discharged Australian Army (Post WW2), SN NX174063

Korean War Service

25 Jun 1950: Involvement Private, SN 2400237, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Kenneth Turton MATCHETT was born on 4th April, 1924 in Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW

His parents were Herbert MATCHETT & Rosaline TURTON who married in Sydney in 1910

He served in both WW2 and the Korean War where he was Killed in Action on 24th April, 1951