About William John Matthews
Mr William John Matthews
- Born: 1881
- Age: 30 years
- Last Residence: in St. Austell Cornwall England
- Occupation: China Clay Worker
- 2nd Class passenger
- First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
- Ticket No. 28228 , £13
- Died in the sinking.
- Body Not Recovered
Mr William John Matthews, 30, was born in the village of Penwithick Stents to the north of St Austell, Cornwall in 1890, the son of Joseph Matthews (china clay labourer) and Ellen Matthews. According to the 1901 census parents are Richard and Mary-Jane Matthews
He was the younger brother of Susan, Samuel and Emma Jane. He, like his father, worked as a china clay labourer. He boarded Titanic at Southampton as a second class passenger (ticket number 28228, £13). He was on his way to join his fiance in La Salle, Illinois. It is possible that he travelled with Richard Slemen of Landrake, Cornwall.
William John Matthews was lost in the sinking, his body, if recovered, was never identified.