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Richard Arthur Matthews enlisted in Ballarat, Victoria at the age of 20 on the 16th of September 1914. He had been born in Ballarat, Victoria, was single, and was employed as a Brewers Assistant. He volunteered and was stationed with the 1st Australian General Hospital with the Regimental Number 2090. He was discharged and Returned to Australia on the 11th of April 1916. Tree No. 552.