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  • Photograph was published on 26th January 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Nottingham
Albert Edward was born in 1884 in Nottingham and was the son of late George William a malsters labourer and Eliza Ann Mathews née King of 5 White Cottages, Vernon Road,Basford. His father George William was born in 1857 in Suffolk and died in 1907 in Nottingham, his mother Eliza Ann King was born in Fulbeck, Lincolnshire in 1862, they were married in 1879 in Radford and went on to have 13 children , sadly 4 died in infancy or early childhood their surviving children were George William b1882, Albert Edward b1884, Fred Henry b1887, Ernest Leonard b1889, Florence Eliza b1890, Grace Lillian b1894, Ada May b1896 , Charles Gordon b1899 and Frank Alfred b1905 all the children are born in Nottingham. Albert Edward married his wife Lucy Elizabeth Stainforth on 1st September 1906 at the Nottingham Registry Office, she later lived at 1, Bright Row, Radford Rd., Hyson Green, Nottingham. They had a son Albert Reynolds born 6th November 1908. In the 1911 census his family are living at 5 White Cottages, Vernon Road, and are shown as Eliza Ann 49 yrs a widow , she is living with her children Ernest Leonard 22 yrs a colliery banksman, Florence Eliza 21 yrs a machinist, Grace Lillian 17 yrs working in the hosiery trade, Ada May 14 yrs working in the hosiery trade, Charles Gordon 12 yrs a scholar and Frank Alfred a scholar. In the same 1911 Census we find Albert Edward 27 yrs a malsters labourer living at 11 Gladstone Terrace, Scotholme Street, Nottingham, he is living with his wife Lucy Elizabeth 25 yrs and their son Albert Reynolds 1 yr.
08 Dec 1915
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Rifleman
7th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Rifleman Albert Edward Matthews, enlisted on 7th December 1914 at Nottingham, he was 30 years and 11 months old, he was living at 8 White Cottages , Vernon Road, Basford, he was a malster. His next of kin was his wife Lucy of the same address. He served with the 7th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. He landed in France on 19th May 1915 and he was killed in action on 8th December 1915. He was buried in La Brique Military Cemetery No.2 grave reference 1.A.18
Two of his brothers also served in the Great War Fred Henry enlisted on 9th December 1915 in Nottingham, he was 29 yrs and 7 months when he enlisted, he served with the Royal Field Artillery and landed in Alexandria ion 6th July 1917, he served in the Middle East and was demobilised in October 1919. Ernest Leonard enlisted on 23rd November 1914 in the Royal Garrison Artillery, he was however discharged on 27th January 1915 not likely to become an efficient soldier. In memoriam notice published 8th December 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “MATTHEWS. - Rifleman A. E. Matthews, K.R.R., killed in action December 8th, 1915. He gave his life for one and all. - From his sorrowing wife and sonny.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photograph was published on 26th January 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Albert Edward Matthews - Photograph was published on 26th January 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918