His birth is "William Henry Charles Matthews. " but he only used "William Charles Matthews" in the Army
1894 Dec 16. Born Gloucester. William Henry Charles Matthews.
1901 census at Dynevor, Gloucester
1911 census at Cumnor, King Edward's Avenue,Gloucester . House same name as on MIC
1914 Sep 5. Attested Hussars of the Line. Father William and brother Wilfred. Stroud Rd, Gloucester. Age 21 years 3 months. Furniture salesman
1915 Jun 14. Transfers to R Irish Reg
1915 Jun 14 Landed in France
1915 Nov 6 Commissioned. The. Manchester Regiment. Lance-Corporal W. C. Matthews, from The Royal Irish Regiment
1917 Feb 19. Temp 2nd Lt W C Matthews to be temp Lt
1918 Oct 16 . To Labour Corps. The undermentioned temp. Lts. to be temp. Lts.: W. C. Matthews, from Manch. R. 16 Oct. 1918, with seniority 19 Feb. 1917.
1920 May 21. Labour Corps. Temp. Lt. W. C. Matthews relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and retains the rank of Lt.
1920 Sep 3. Joined ADRIC with service no 482. Posted to E Coy
1920 Sep 7 Promoted DI3
1920 Oct 17 Promoted DI2.
1920 Nov 10. Transferred to a permanent position in RIC
1921 May 18. Resigned.
1927 Married in London to Florence E L Fletcher