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Born in Ballarat, Alexander Martin Matthews was a single 22 year old farmer at the time of his enlistment on the 18th of July 1915in his birth town. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on the 26th of August 1915.
On the 3rd of July 1916, Alexander was wounded in action with gunshot wounds to his right leg. He embarked for England on the same day, and on the 9th of July 1916 was admitted to the West Bridgford Military Hospital in Nottinghamshire, England with an amputated right leg. On the 20th of October 1916, Alexander was transferred to the 1st Auxiliary Hospital.
He returned to Australia on the 13th of November 1917 and was discharged as medically unfit on the 16th of January 1918.
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