John (Jack) Matthews

WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

John (Jack) Matthews



Military History:        


Regiment:                              Royal Air Force

Rank:                                     Air Mechanic 3rd Class

Regimental Number:             115846      

Date of Enlisting:                  16.2.1917

Date of death:                       Not known

Cemetery/ Memorial:             

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


Jack enlisted on 16th February 1917 with the Royal Air Force Regimental Number 115846. He was initially listed as a batman and later trained as an Air Mechanic. Jack was based at Old Sarum Airfield.  He survived the war and was discharged on 11th April 1919.  It is not known when Jack died.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                1st quarter 1899

Birth Place:                   Willian, Hertfordshire


Marriage:                      Not known


Jack was the eldest son of James and Alice Annie (nee Worbey) Matthews, born in the 1st quarter 1899 at Willian, Hertfordshire.  By the age of six James and his family were living in Ashwell, Hertfordshire where he was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School.

It is not known whether Jack married or had children nor when he died.




Jack Matthews

Birth Place:

Willian, Hertfordshire


Not known

Death Date:

Not known

Enlistment Place:



Air Mechanic 3rd Class


Royal Air Force



Regimental Number:


Type of Casualty:


Theatre of War:

Not known

This page was added on 25/02/2018.