J. Matthews

MATTHEWS, James
Acting Sergeant
Welsh Regiment

I am still trying to find more information on this person, but the above information has been located among cuttings of the Merthyr Express. The information is shown below.

News:

9th June 1917.

Acting Sergt James Matthews, Welsh Regiment of 33 Shingrig Road has sustained a fractured leg through a fall in a trench. He is now in hospital at Carrington near Nottingham.
Sgt Matthews has been a considerable time at the front. He enlisted early in 1915.

April 6th 1918.

Mrs Matthews, 33, Shingrig Road has received official notice that her husband Private Jim Matthews (Welsh Regiment) is ill in hospital at Greenwich, Kent, having been invalided home from France

Feb 6th 1926.

The funeral of Mr James Matthews , Lytham House, Shingrig Road, Nelson took place on Monday at Ystrad Mynach Church. Deceased who had served for nearly four years with The Welsh Regiment in France, had been in indifferent health for a considerable time, suffering from the effects of his was service, and was 42 years of age. He was very well known and highly respected in the village and Mrs Matthews has been the recipient of many letters of sympathy in her bereavement.

Principal mourners:

Mrs Matthews, wife, Doreen and Esme, daughters, Mrs Matthews, mother, Charles Matthews, Brother, Mrs F C Highnam, Goodrich Ross, Mrs A Wiltshire, Nelson, Mrs S Crates, Bristol, Mrs Lea Williams, Nelson, sisters.

[Source: Merthyr Express]

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