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Harry Raymond Mathews (also spelled Matthews) was born in Ballarat and was a Bacon Curer by trade when he enlisted in the 3rd Field Ambulance, 1st Reinforcement on 16 September 1914 at the age of 19. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914 and upon arrival in Egypt he was appointed as a driver with the 3rd Field Ambulance at Mena Camp near Cairo. In May 1916 he reached France to serve with the 13th Field Ambulance, and aside from minor illnesses and brushes with military authorities he served through the war without major incident. He returned to Australia in January 1919.
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