Cpl John Matthews (243310) 1st East Kent Regiment (Buffs)

This soldier was a native of St Helen's,Lancashire. He was a military clerk at 6th Division HQ,Victoria Barracks,Cork City. His body was found in a pond.

1862 born Prescot, St Helens, Lancashire,

1862 Aug 10. Baptised

1881 census at Windle , Lancs

1889 Jan,Mar married Ellen Myers at Prescot, Lancs

1899 Apr/Jun his wife died

1901 census. A widower & Colliery Clerk living with uncle and aunt at St Helens Lancs

1911 census. He is a widower, living with his sister

1920 May 13. . CWGC Found Drowned 

Son of William and Ellen Matthews; husband of Ellen Matthews (nee Myers).


The postmortem later found he had accidentally drowned


British soldiers died in Ireland