The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Captain J B Matthews


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Captain John Brice MATTHEWS, 7th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action,  14th February 1917.

1898, born Hucking, Kent, only son of John Henry & Kate Matthews, The School House, Harrietsham, near Maidstone, Kent.


1911 Census - School House, Harrietsham, near Maidstone, Kent - John Henry Matthews, head, age 43, married, certificated schoolmaster, born Stratton, Somerset; Kate Matthews, wife, age 43, married 19 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Rainham, Kent; Kathleen Lucy Matthews, daughter, age 18, single, morning? governess, born North Woolwich, Essex; John Brice Matthews, son, age 13, school, born Bicknor, Kent.


Maidstone Grammar School.

July 1915, posted BEF.

27th June 1917, Probate - John Brice of Harrietsham, Kent. Captain His Majesty's Army, died 14th February 1917, in France on active service. Administration 27th June to John Henry Matthews, schoolmaster. Effects £256 16s 4d.

Buried at Regina Trench Cemetery, VIII. F. 6, Grandcourt, France.


London Gazette 10th March 1915.

The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 7th Battalion.

The under mentioned temporary Second Lieutenants to be temporary Lieutenants. Dated 1st February, 1915.

John B Matthews.

London Gazette 15th December 1916.

Royal West Kent Regiment - The under mentioned temporary Lieutenant to be temporary Captain: J. B. Matthews. 12th  September 1916.


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