The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private O J Matthews


Private Oliver John MATTHEWS, G/5563, 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 6th March 1916,  age 27.

Born Plumstead, Kent, son of Charles Peter and Mary Ann Matthews, 50, Coxwell Road, Plumstead, London.

1911 Census - *His Majesty, Harwich Harbour - Oliver Matthews, crew, age 22, single, seaman, mate, worker, born Plumstead, Kent.

* Official No. 115809; Port, London; Tonnage 55; Sailing Barge; employed carrying explosives; Master, F Muns; Place at which schedule is delivered on board, Office, Woolwich Arsenal; Date of Delivery 28th March 1911.

Enlisted Woolwich,  Kent.

29th June 1915, posted BEF.

Commemorated at Loos Memorial, Panel 95 to 97, France.

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