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Private E Matthews


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Private Ernest / Edward MATTHEWS, G/1739,  7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, 25th August 1915, age 19. 

Born Deptford, SE, son of George and Ellen Matthews, of 6, Bingley Place, Grove Street, Deptford, London.


1911 Census - 6, Bingley Place, Grove Street, Deptford, SE - George Matthews, head, age 50, married, bricklayers labourer, building, worker, born Deptford, London; Ellen Matthews, wife, age 40, married 19 years, 9 children, 6 still alive, born Deptford, London; Ellen Matthews, daughter, age 15, single, domestic servant, worker, born Deptford, London; Edward Matthews, son, age 14, van boy, carriers, worker, born Deptford, London; Elizabeth Matthews, daughter, age 10, school, born Deptford, London; Caroline Matthews, daughter, age 8, born Deptford, London; Joseph Matthews, son, age 6, born Deptford, London; Margaret Matthews, daughter, age 3, born Deptford, London.


Enlisted Greenwich, SE. 

26th July 1915, posted BEF.

Buried at Point 110 Old Military Cemetery, B. 11., Fricourt, France.

NOTE: Soldiers Died in the Great War shows firstname as Ernest; CWGC web site shows it as Edward.


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