Monday 27 September 2010

Sergeant William Matthews

Born on 24 December 1875 in England - husband of Annie Matthews, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bricklayer; married; currently a member of the Governor General's Foot Guards (sergeant, nine years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; healthy complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 4 February 1915 (number 410101) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - died on 25 May 1920 - buried in Ottawa (Beechwood) Cemetery (lot 14, sec. 29), Canada.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. William Matthews was my grandfather of whom I knew very little. Now I can visit Beechwood and see where he is buried. Thanks again !!
David Hutchingame (son of Mildred Matthews)