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Name: Edgar Keith Matthews Rank: Private First Class Service: “C” Company 19th Brigade, New York National Guard, Albany/ 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division “M” Company United States Army Date of Birth: February 1, 1895 Place of Birth: Darlings Lake, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: May 1917 Place of Enlistment: Albany, New York Age at Enlistment: 21 Date of Death: September 26, 1918 Age at Death: 23 Cemetery: Somme American Cemetery, Bony, France Reference: Plot B, Row 5, Grave 6. Edgar Mathews was the son of Albert Lancaster Mathews (1841-1919) Jane (Harris) Matthews (1855-1933) of Darlings Lake, Yarmouth Co., NS. He had one brother Albert (1882-1960). Edgar was employed in the United States and enlisted in Albany, New York in May 1917. In April 1918 he left Camp Wadsworth near Spartanburg, North Carolina, for France. He was killed in action on September 26, 1918 at Bony, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France and buried in the Somme American Cemetery, France.
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