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St Bartholomew Vowchurch

Herefordshire

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And of Albert, their son

1/1st Herefordshire Regt

Who fell in action at Gaza

March 26th 1917

Aged 24 years

Albert

Matthews

First World War

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Private

1st/1st Battalion Herefordshire Regiment

1893

Letton, Herefordshire

26th March 1917

24

Killed in action in the First Battle of Gaza - probably killed in the advance on Ali Muntar Hill through open ground under heavy hostile gunfire and snipers - the battalion columns were hit by hostile enemy aeroplanes firing machine guns

Jerusalem Memorial, Israel and Palestine

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