Matthews, John George

Regimental Number: 231608
Rank: Corporal
Branch: 31st Battalion

John was born in Donegal, Ireland on October 26, 1888. He filed on a homestead at NE9-72-3-W6 in October of 1915, and a few months later in May of 1916 enlisted in the Canadian army. In May of 1918, John received gunshot wounds to his left hip and was in hospital until July. He was wounded a second time on October 8, 1918, this time shrapnel wounds in his back. John died that day at No. 22 Casualty Clearing Station, at that point located at or near Pernes, France.