MATTHEWS V. C.
Valentine Colman Matthews
Stoker LT/KX 116578
H.M. Trawler Lord Austin, Royal Naval Patrol Service
Valentine Colman Matthews died on Saturday 24th June 1944, aged 30 years, and is remembered on the LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. The Lord Austin sunk after hitting a mine in Seine Bay, Normandy.
He was the son of Francis William and Alice Matthews, and the husband of Doris Matthews, of East Kirkby, Nottinghamshire.
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