1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Ira Matthews

Contributed by: Alan Thomas, on 2008-11-16

Ira Matthews
Rank
First Name Ira
Surname Matthews
Year of Birth 1899
Year of Death 1918
Regiment Welch Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Pengam, Monmouthshire

Ira's Story

Ira Matthews, who was my Geat Uncle, was born in Bedwas Mon. and worked as a collier until he joined the South Wales Borderers. He was transfered to the Welch Reg. just before he was killed in action on the 8th October 1918 aged 19. He is buried along with 73 other Welsh soldiers in the Bois-Des-Angles British Cemetery near Villers Outreaux, France.

Ira was the son of William and Hannah C. Matthews of Rhymney Villa, Pengam, Mon.

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