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Edgar Keith Spinney Matthews Rank: Private First Class, Service: United States Army Regiment: “C” Company 19th Brigade, New York National Guard, Albany/ 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division “M” Company Date of Birth: February 1, 1895 Date of Enlistment: May 1917 Place of Enlistment: Albany, New York Age at Enlistment: 21 Martial Status: Married Edgar Mathews was the son of Albert L. Mathews, Darlings Lake, Yarmouth Co., NS. He had one brother Albert, who lived in Chicago, US. His father was a US citizen and a veteran of the US Civil War. Edgar was married with one daughter. He was employed in the United States and enlisted in May 1917, transferring to the regular army in August 1917. In April 1918 he left Camp Wadsworth near Spartanburg, North Carolina, for France. He was killed in action on the Hindenburg Line on September 26, 1918. Date of Death: September 26, 1918 (Hindenburg Line) Age at Death: 23 Cemetery: Somme American Cemetery, Bony, France; Reference: Plot B Row 5 Grave 6 Sources: American Battle Monuments Commission Somme American Cemetery Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 237)
Edgar Keith S. Matthews
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