Matthew Richard BLACK

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BLACK, Matthew Richard

Service Number: 1878
Enlisted: 22 June 1916, Broadmeadows, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mansfield, Victoria, March 1897
Home Town: Mansfield, Mansfield, Victoria
Schooling: Maindample State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 8 August 1918
Cemetery: Vignacourt British Cemetery
Plot V, Row A, Grave 17 - Rev. Boycott officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

22 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1878, Broadmeadows, Victoria
8 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1878, 57th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ajana, Melbourne
8 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1878, 57th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
8 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1878, 57th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux, Gunshot wound to the knee

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Black of Maindample, Victoria

18 May 1918 - Congratulated by Corps Headquarters on his bravery and devotion to duty in dressing and carrying wounded to Regimental Aid Post during the counter attack on Villers-Bretonneux on the nights of 24/25 April 1918

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal