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Matthew Charles Sykes enlisted in Geelong, Victoria under the alias Charles Matthew Symonds at the age of 29 on the 8th of March 1915. He had been born in Clunes, Victoria, was single, and was employed as a Mount Cutter. He volunteered and was stationed with the 6th Battalion later transferring to the 2nd Light Trench Mortar Battery with the Regimental number 2245. He was discharged and Returned to Australia on the 14th of March 1920. Tree number 1373.