Matthews, John

Matthews, John (Jack)



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.



Name:Jack Matthews
Birth Place:Willian, Hertfordshire
Residence:Not known
Death Date:Not known
Enlistment Place:
Rank:Air Mechanic 3rd Class
Regiment:Royal Air Force
Regimental Number:115846
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Not known

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