John Matchett

John Matchett
Rank: Private/Driver
Service No: 6865
Place of Birth: Larne, Co. Armagh
Date of Death: 17/04/1915
Theatre of Death: At sea
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery (147th Bde.)
Memorial: Helles Memorial

Soldier’s Effects information: Father John Matchett
1901 census information:
Address: 3 William Street, Paisley.
Father: John (43) commercial traveller, born about 1858 in Ireland.
Mother: Mary (38) born about 1863 in Dumfries.
Brother: Richard (19) engineer fitter, born about 1882 in Greenock.
Sister: Eveline (17) draper’s assistant, born about 1884 in Glasgow.
Sister: Edith (15) born about 1886 in Glasgow.
Sister: Williamina (13) born about 1888 in Glasgow.
Sister: Bessie (12) born about 1889 in Glasgow.
Sister: Mary (11) born about 1890 in Glasgow.
Sister: Louise (9) born about 1892 in England.
Self: John (8) born about 1893 in Ireland.
Brother: William (5) born about 1896 in Ireland.
Sister: Lillian (4) born about 1897 in Ayr.
1901 census information:
The family are living in Glasgow. The family comprises John 52, Mary 48, Eveline 27, Edith 25, Mina 23, Bessie 22, Louise 19, John 18, William 15, Lilian 14, Alexander 7 and Robert 5.

Also commemorated on the memorial at East Parish Church, Rutherglen.