Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Richard Matthews

In memory of:

Private John Richard Matthews

July 9, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

54288

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

18th Bn.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 292 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. G. 2.

Location:

Aix-Noulette is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, about 13 kilometres south of Bethune on the main road to Arras. From Arras take the D937 towards Bethune. At Aix-Noulette, turn right at the church. The AIX-NOULETTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY and EXTENSION are a few hundred metres on the left side of the road to Bully-Grenay.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Matthews, John Richard: Service no. 54288. Source: London Free Press. November 3, 1916. Via Allan Millar from Facebook.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From Left to Right: James, Samuel, Harold (father to Harry), and Harry Hinscliffe.

“Here are four brothers who enlisted for active service and trained in this city [London, Ontario]. They are the quartet of Hinschliffes [Hinscliffe], cousins of Mrs. Mathews [Matthews], of 286 [285] Thames street, whose husband and son, both Johns [Jack and John], are in Belgium with the 18th Battalion: From left to right they are James Hinschliffe, of Stratford, who left London with the 24th Battalion. Samuel Hinschcliffe, of Grovenor street, London, a member of the 29th Battery of Artillery, on the heights; Harold Hinschliffe, of Wingham, a bugler for the 71st Battalion, and Harry, of the same town and corps.
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Circumstances of Death Register: "Killed in Action."

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