William James Matthews

Name

William James Matthews

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

30/11/1915
30

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
21157
Grenadier Guards
3rd Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX
I. G. 33.
France

UK Memorials

Not on the Green Tye memorials
Not on the Much Hadham memorials

Pre War

Born in 1885 in Poole’s Farm, Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex son of Arthur and Sarah Matthews and was living there with his widowed mother in 1911 working as a horseman on the farm. He married Ella Vale in 1915 in Dunmow, Essex and they lived at Joyce Villa, Green Tye, Much Hadham.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Saffron Walden, entered France on 15 Aug 1915 and was killed in action.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox