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Current record for: Ernest Frederick Charles Matthews
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Name Ernest Frederick Charles Matthews
Born in Islington, London
Resident of 7 Rheidol Terrace, Islington, London
Died 24/08/1943
Age 25

Cause of Death Died in the loss of Halifax II bomber (over Germany)

Cemetery or memorial Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Berlin
Grave or panel reference 5. A. 8.

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World War 2
Strategic bombing campaign - loss of aircraft over Germany 1943
Loss of Halifax II (Reg. JD310 EY-Z)

Relative(s)      Relative(s)
  • Charles Edward Matthews, Father
  • Edith Matthews (nee Osborne), Mother
  • Lily Matthews, Sister
  • Eric Thomas Matthews, Brother
  • Alice Gertrude Matthews, Wife
Military Information Military Information

Rank Pilot Officer
Service Number 149907
Unit 78 Squadron
Regiment Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force)
Service Air (RAF Bomber Command)
Enlisted in Not Known
Media File(s) Media file(s)


Pilot Officer Ernest F.C. Matthews (149907)