He died at Prieska on May 30th, 1900, of wounds received in action at Kheis, two days previously. He was the second son of T G Matthews JP of of Newport Towers, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, was born May 1878, and educated at Eton. He was a good sportsman, and entered the Gloucestershire Regiment from the 4th battalion in March 1898, being promoted Lieutenant in February 1900. At the time of his death he was serving with the Mounted Infantry and fell while leading his men, several of whom have written in admiration of his bravery. Lieutenant Matthews had been on picket on the night of the 27th (Sunday) about three miles from Staff Kraal, at the edge of a river, overlooking some Boers who were guarding the drift from the opposite side. The picket being reinforced the following morning, the Boers were forced back and the drift crossed. The party then moved westwards to attack the Boer laager some four miles off. The enemy were driven out, but in attacking some high ground beyond, Lieutenant Matthews was twice wounded, and died two days later. He was buried beside Captain Tindal. A cross was erected over his grave.