The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Captain M L W Matthews



Captain Myles Lewis Wigan MATTHEWS, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, 3rd July 1916.

Born Brentwood, Essex, son of Major E. Matthews, J.P., & Clara Jane Matthews, of Rooks Hill, Bitchet Green, Sevenoaks / 18 Collingham Gardens, London SW5. 

4th August 1892, St Peter, South Weald, Essex, baptism of Myles Lewis Wigan Matthews, son of Edward & Clara Jane Matthews.

Freemasons Membership Register, Apollo University Lodge, Oxford - 7th May 1911, Initiation; 18th June 1911, passing; 28th October 1911, raising; Matthews Myles Lewis Wigan, University undergraduate, certificate 31st December 1912.

20th February 1920, Probate - Myles Lewis Wigan Matthews, of Foxbury, near Sevenoaks, Kent, a Captain 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, died 3rd July 1916 in France or Belgium. Administration London 20th February to Edward Matthews, late Major H.M. Army. Effects £433 19s.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 11 C, Somme, France.

Masonic Great War Project.   Oxford University & the Somme

London Gazette 12th February 1915.

The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 6th Battalion.

The under mentioned temporary Second Lieutenants to be temporary Lieutenants. Dated 31st December, 1914. M. L. W. Matthews.

London Gazette 11th February 1916.

The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) .Temporary Lieutenant Myles L. W. Matthews to be temporary Captain. Dated 11th January, 1916.

London Gazette 4th January 1917

War Office, 2nd January, 1917.

The following despatch has been received by the Secretary of State for War from General Sir Douglas Haig, G.C.B., Commander-in-Chief of the British Armies in France:

General Headquarters, 13th November, 1916.

I have the honour to submit a list of names of those officers, ladies, non-commissioned officers and men, serving, or who have served, under my command, whose distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty I consider  deserving of special mention.

I have the honour to be, Sir, Your obedient Servant, D. HAIG, General. - Commander-in-Chief, The British Armies in France.

Matthews, Temporary Captain  M. L. W. (killed).

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