William Henry Charles Matthews, Manchester Reg

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