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Alfred Joseph Matthews

In memory of:

Captain Alfred Joseph Matthews

February 26, 1916

Military Service


Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

27th Bn.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 133 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. E. 6.

Location:

LOCRE CHURCHYARD is located 11.5 Km south west of Ieper town centre on the Dikkebusseweg (N375). From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg is reached via Elverdingsestraat, straight over a roundabout onto J. Capronstraat (for 30 metres), then left along M. Fochlaan. Immediately after the train station, the first right hand turning is the Dikkebusseweg. On passing through the village of Dikkebus the road continues for 6 Km to the village of Loker. The church and churchyard are located at the side of the road in the village of Locre (Loker) itself.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women of London, Ontario (and area) who went to war and did not come home. Remembered on the pages of the World War One issues of the London Advertiser. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of ALFRED JOSEPH MATTHEWS– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of Alfred Joseph Matthews– Officers of the 4th Company, 27th Battalion
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source:  The Globe, Toronto Tuesday February 29 1916
  • War Diary– 27th Battalion War Diary extract, February 26, 1916
  • Medal– Queen's South Africa Medal to 7516 Pte A.J. Matthews Royal Canadian Regiment with Johannesburg, Driefontein, Paardeberg, and Cape Colony Bars. By 1914, Alfred Joseph Matthews was living in Winnipeg, and attested as a Captain with the 27th (City of Winnipeg) Can Inf Bn.
  • Medal– QSA to Pte A.J.Mathews of the Royal Canadian Regiment. He survived the Boer War and in 1914 attested with the 27th (City of Winnipeg) Can Inf Bn as a Captain. Sadly, he did not survive this second war.
  • Grave marker– Photo courtesy Keith Boswell, England

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