Serjeant William Charles Matthews

Grenadier Guards

Died: Saturday 20 May 1916 (aged 30)

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Record:
MATTHEWS, WILLIAM CHARLES
Additional information:
Son of James and Sarah Matthews, of 32, Eridge Rd., Thornton Heath; husband of Bridget Theresa Matthews.
Cemetery:
CROYDON (MITCHAM ROAD) CEMETERY
Cemetery/memorial reference:
Z3. 8885.
Country:
United Kingdom

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Name:
Private Matthews
Context:
Killed in action
Date:
21 May 1916
Diary:
1 DIVISION: Divisional Troops: 1 Field Ambulance. (page 261)
Name:
Sapper Matthews
Context:
Missing in action
Date:
21 May 1916
Diary:
3 DIVISION: 56 Field Company Royal Engineers (page 176)
Name:
Major Matthews
Context:
departed_leave
Date:
25 May 1916
Diary:
1 INDIAN CAVALRY DIVISION: 104 (Mhow) Cavalry Field Ambulance (page 149)
Name:
V E M Matthews
Context:
departed_posted
Date:
15 May 1916
Diary:
2 INDIAN CAVALRY DIVISION: 141 (Secunderabad) Field Ambulance (page 176)