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Venn, Matthew Sylias




Born 9th August 1897 Parattah Tasmania the son of Matthew Silas and Matilda Venn (nee Harding) a labourer he embarked Melbourne 14th February 1917 on board “HMAT Osterley” with the 15th Machine Gun Battalion.


He was killed in action 15th December 1917 in Belgium and is commemorated in the Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery, Belgium. 


His brother John Henry Venn (No 3204) was also killed in action 13th June 1918 and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery.

On Sunday evening Mr.-and Mrs. Venn of Piper's River had the sad news conveyed to them to the effect that their son, Matthew Venn, had died of wounds in France. They have two other sons at the front, and another at Claremont.







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