We remember William John Matthews

We remember William John Matthews

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Timeline

1882
sibling Sarah J. Matthews Source:8807127 1882
1884
sibling Elizabeth H. Matthews Source:8807127 1884
1889
sibling Agnes M. Matthews Source:8807127 1889
1891
sibling Charles Ellis Matthews Source:8807136 1891
1893
birth Trumpington, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom Source:8709832 Source:8807127 1893
1895
sibling Bertie Harry Matthews Source:8807136 1895
1896
sibling Ellen Matthews Source:8807127 1896
1901
location Cambridge Road, Trumpington, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom parents address Source:8807127 1st April 1901
1911
location High Street, Trumpington, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom parents address Source:8807136 3rd April 1911
1911
employment House-boy domestic Trumpington, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom Source:8807136 3rd April 1911
1915
enlistment Wimbledon United Kingdom Source:9610312 8th December 1915
1916
hospitalisation Wounded in action Hospital/Institution Source:9610328 14th November 1916
1917
hospitalisation Wounded in action Hospital/Institution Source:9610328 5th May 1917
1918
awards Military Medal (MM) British Award/Decoration Source:8807507 21st March 1918
1918
service British Army Second Lieutenant Suffolk Regiment Source:8807230 19th May 1918
1918
commission Temporary Source:9616694 19th May 1918
1918
hospitalisation Suffering from trench fever Hospital/Institution Source:8807507 26th July 1918
1918
awards Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) British Award/Decoration Source:8807507 1st October 1918
1919
discharge Source:8807217 4th February 1919
1919
marriage Polly Harmour Source:8807181 1919
1927
location 5 Searle Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom their own address Source:8807177 1927
service British Army Acting Sergeant 326837 Suffolk Regiment Source:8807174
1989
death Not War Related Cambridge United Kingdom Source:9412567 January 1989

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names William John
Initials WJ
Last Name Matthews
Source 2976017
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
5 Searle Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom their own address known 1927
Cambridge Road, Trumpington, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom parents address known 1st April 1901
High Street, Trumpington, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom parents address known 3rd April 1911
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 326837 Suffolk Regiment Acting Sergeant
British Army Suffolk Regiment Second Lieutenant
Awards
AwardTypeSource
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) British Award/Decoration
Military Medal (MM) British Award/Decoration
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Ellis Matthews father
Elizabeth Hannah Matthews mother
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Sarah J. Matthews sister 1882
Elizabeth H. Matthews sister 1884
Agnes M. Matthews sister 1889
Ellen Matthews sister 1896
Charles Ellis Matthews brother 1891
Bertie Harry Matthews brother 1895
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Polly Harmour wife 1919
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
DateHeightSource
1915-12-08 5'6"

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Medal Index Cards Transcription Kristen1288
Medal Index Cards Transcription Kristen1288

External Evidence

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Birth record in Free BMD database Wendy54828
Census 1901 England, Cambridgeshire, Trumpington, District 3 Wendy54828
Census 1911 England, Cambridgeshire, Trumpington, District 20 Wendy54828
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 Wendy54828
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 Wendy54828
Marriage record in Free BMD database 1919 Wendy54828
London Gazette Supplement to Issue 30830 2 August 1918 p.9245 Wendy54828
London Gazette Supplement to Issue 31160 3 February 1919 p.1765 Wendy54828
London Gazette Supplement to Issue 30744 13 June 1918 p. 7029 Wendy54828
London Gazette Supplement to Issue 30932 1 October 1918 p.11661 Wendy54828
Cambridge Independent Press, Friday 26 July 1918 p.5 Wendy54828
DCM citation Adrian149697
William John Matthews death Adrian149697

Multimedia

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Lieut. W. J. Matthews, Cambridgeshire Regiment Wendy54828
William John Matthews D.C.M., M.M. Adrian149697
Service Record extract Adrian149697
Service record entry Adrian149697
Award of DCM Adrian149697
Commissioned in the Field Adrian149697
Promoted to 2nd Lt. Adrian149697
Matthews family reunion c.1970 Adrian149697
Medal Index Card Adrian149697
Index card for DCM Adrian149697
Attestation form Adrian149697
Enlistment Form physical details Adrian149697
Appointment of Commission Adrian149697
War diary entry for M.M. Adrian149697
War Diary entry for D.C.M. Adrian149697
St Pierre Divion & The Schwaben Redoubt Adrian149697
Relinquishes Commission Adrian149697

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