Lt William Frederick James Matthews RFC


1888 Oct 2. Born Birmingham

1888 Dec 26. Christened in Melksham, Wilts. Son of William John George & Emma Matthews as William Frederick James Matthews (the parents were married in Dec 1887). It is difficult to see what is going on here, as the father is in 1891 census as a Drapers Assistant, boarding away from home

1891 census at Cobury Square, Melksham

1901 census at Coburg Square, Melksham Within

1911 at Cobourg Place Melksham

RAF Record

1916 Aug Presumed date of commission fron promotion to Lt

1918 Feb 24. RAF Mil. Wing.—The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be Lts.: — W. F. J. Matthews.

1920 Aug 27. Joined ADRIC with service no 398. Posted to Depot Coy

1921 Dec 28 to 31 Jan 1921 on Leave

1921 Jul 14 to 27 Jul on Leave

1922 Jan 25. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1926 Jan/Mar Died Froome, Somerset aged 36



WO 339/70912