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Matthew Southern

Matthew Southern

Date of Birth

21 October 1885


Borough Road College


Tow Lane, C.E., Durham

Service number


WW1 rank

Second Lieutenant, Acting Quartermaster Sergeant

East Yorkshire Regiment, 10th Battalion

Theatre of war


Date of death

12 September 1917


Roclincourt Military Cemetery, France (Grave/Memorial reference: III. D. 16)


Second Lieutenant Matthew Southern attended Borough Road College for two years before graduating with an Intermediate Science London. He enlisted in the 10th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment (Hull Commercials pals Battalion) in late 1915. He rose to Corporal and was ten commissioned at a later date. Southern was 30 when he died on 12 September 1917.


Mentioned on Framed Borough Road College Roll of Honour, Borough Road College 1905 application, Secondary source information provided by Douglas Craik (taken from Commonwealth War Graves Commission), 1909 Annual Report