Service Details
Name:
MATTHEWS
Given Name:
NICHOLAS
Initials:
N
Service No:
494
Rank:
Private
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Regiment:
South African Infantry
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Unit:
3rd Regt.
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Unit 2:
"C" Coy.
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Date of Death:
1916-04-03
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Cause of Death:
Executed for murder, hanged
Additional
Information:
Cousin of Mrs. William Harvey, of Tregeseal, St. Just, Cornwall. Of the 346 British Commonwealth soldiers executed during WW1, Matthews was one of 5 South Africans, the crime was murder.
Commemoration
Country:
Egypt
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Cemetery:
ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
C. 3.

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