Matson, Ernest

BORN HULL 1894. YOUNGEST SON OF JOHN & ELIZABETH MATSON 9 EBENEZER TERRACE, WEST DOCK AVENUE, HULL (ARMY RECORDS ADDRESS) A FISH HOUSE LABOURER (1911 CENSUS) AND WORKING FOR THE NORTH EASTERN RAILWAYS AT HULL DOCKS, WHEN WAR BEGAN. DESCRIBED AS 5 FOOT, 4 INCHES TALL, 37 INCH CHEST SIZE, 137 LBS WEIGHT AND “GOOD” PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT.

HE ENLISTED IN BEVERLEY AND CALLED UP FOR SERVICE, ON 21/01/1916. SERVED WITH THE 8TH EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. POSTED TO FRANCE, ON 13/05/1916. DIED OF WOUNDS, ON 16/07/1916, AGED 23. HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, TO THE MISSING, ON THE SOMME. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS WIDOWED MOTHER, ELIZABETH. HE WAS UNMARRIED.

HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 25/08/1916. *

HE LEFT ONLY BROTHER THOMAS WILLIAM MATSO, AND THREE MARRIED SISTERS, HELDA, EMMIE AND MINNIE, WHO LIVED AROUND HESLLE ROAD, HULL.


First name:
ERNEST
Military Number:
21143
Rank:
Private
Date Died
16/07/1916
Place died:
Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Age:
23
9 EBENEZER TERRACE, WEST DOCK AVENUE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK