The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A F Matthews


Private Arthur Frederick MATTHEWS, G/30772, 10th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, 29th September 1918.

Born Ellisfield, Hampshire, son of William Henry & Jane Maria Matthews, Tyeland, Befton, Midhurst, Sussex.

1911 Census - Berry Down, Axford, Ellisfield, Basingstoke, Hampshire - William Henry Matthews, head, age 43, widower, married 20 years, 9 children, 7 still alive, general labourer, worker, born Exton, Hampshire; Ellen Sarah Matthews, daughter, age 22, single, born Ellisfield, Hampshire; William Henry Matthews, son, age 19, single, general labourer, worker, born Ellisfield, Hampshire; Alice Matthews, daughter, age 13, school, born Ellisfield, Hampshire; Arthur Frederick Matthews, son, age 11, school, Ellisfield, Hampshire; Thomas Matthews, son, age 4, born Preston, Candover.

Enlisted Guildford, Surrey.  Resided Knaphill, Surrey. 

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Belgium. & Ellisfield War Memorial.

His brother also fell and both are commemorated on Ellisfield War Memorial.

Private Alfred Matthews, 8th Battalion, The Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, Service No.10933 who was killed in action, 9th September 1917, in France, age 22 Son of William Henry Matthews, of Tyeland, Befton, Midhurst, Sussex. He was born in Ellisfield in 1895 and lived at Upper Common Cottage, Ellisfield and then Berrydown Lane, Axford. Prior to enlisting, Alfred moved to Hartney Wintney, Hampshire. His father worked as a general labourer (possibly at Nash’s farm). His brother Arthur is also on this memorial. Alfred is buried in The Huts Cemetery, Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium. Plot V. Row A. Grave 14. He is also commemorated on the Hartney Wintney War Memorial. 

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