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Edwin Matthews

Wagoner, U.S. Army

407th Engineer Regiment

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: October 1, 1918
Buried at: Ivy Hill Cemetery
                  1201 Easton Road
                  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


EDWIN WINCHESTER MATTHEWS was born in Philadelphia PA on May 20, 1895 to Clarence and Catherine D. Matthews. His family had moved to 1023 Segal Street in North Camden by 1906. By 1914 the Matthews clan was living at 334 Warren Avenue, two blocks east of Haddon Avenue.

Edwin Mathews was working as a laborer at the factory of Warren Webster & Company on Point Street when he registered for the draft on June 5, 1917. He was drafted on May 21, 1918 and sent to Camp Dix NJ, where he was assigned to the 14th Company, 153rd Depot Brigade. On May 27th he was attached to the 407th Engineers as a wagoner. He died on October 1, 1918 from Spanish influenza, and was buried in Camden. 

Edwin Matthews was survived by his parents, of the Warren Avenue address. 


World War I Draft Registration Card
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Philadelphia Inquirer - October 4, 1918


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