George Matthews

Name

George Matthews

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

20/12/1915
39

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Company Sergeant Major
3/8639
Bedfordshire Regiment
8th Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Panel 31 & 33
Belgium

UK Memorials

Codicote Village Memorial
Peace Memorial Hall, Codicote
Not on the Little Hadham memorials

Pre War

Born in Little Hadham, Herts, son of Edmund & Mary Ann (Marianne) Matthews. Baptised on 7 October 1876 at Little Hadham. 1891 Census: living with his brother Walter and his family at Codicote Bottom, and working as an agricultural labourer. 1911 Census: was a Sergeant at the Aldershot Barracks. Resident of West Ham Essex.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Stratford, Essex. Killed in action in Belgium.

Additional Information

War gratuity granted to Thomas Monk. Pay owing was sent to his sister in law, Esther.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer, June Colegrove, Roll-of-Honour.com