|The Rushden Echo Friday 20 October 1916, transcribed by Nicky Bates
Rushden Soldiers Wounded
The official lists of casualties on Saturday last included the following Rushden soldiers, wounded: Pte T T Couche, 2022, Royal Fusiliers; Pte S W Matthews, 10385, Queen's (Royal West Surreys).
|The Rushden Echo Friday 16 February 1917, transcribed by Nicky Bates
Rushden Soldier Victim - Private Sidney Matthews Reported Killed in Action
Mr and Mrs Fred Matthews, of 101, Cromwell-road, Rushden, have received indirect information that their son, Pte Sidney Matthews, of the -- Queen's Royal West Surreys, has been killed in action. This disquieting news is sent by a comrade, Pte Shaw, of Wellingborough, in a letter to his wife, who communicated the news to Mrs Matthews. Mr and Mrs Matthews have received no official information whatever, but it is three weeks since they received a letter from their son. Naturally they are in much anxiety of mind, and would be grateful for any further particulars of their son's fate.
Pte Matthews enlisted in October, 1915, and proceeded to the western front in the following June. In September last year he was wounded in the right arm, and sent to England for three months, returning to the firing line in January this year. He was formerly in the employ of the Tecnic Boot Company, Rushden.
|The Rushden Echo Friday 20 April 1917, transcribed by Nicky Bates
Rushden Victim of the War - Private S W Matthews - Official News
A few weeks ago we published the news from unofficial sources that Pte S W Matthews of the Royal West Surreys, son of Mr and Mrs Fredk Matthews, of 101, Cromwell-road, Rushden, had been killed in action. Mr and Mrs Matthews have now received official news stating that their son was killed in action on February 24th, 1917. The deceased soldier was 19 years of age.