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George MATTHEWS, photo is taken in Quetta, possibly died in India / Pakistan in 1912

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Re: George MATTHEWS, photo is taken in Quetta, possibly died in India / Pakistan in 1912

Posted: 6 Feb 2013 7:45PM GMT
Classification: Death
Edited: 7 Feb 2013 8:21AM GMT
Firstly don’t forget that Pakistan didn’t exist until British India was partitioned in 1947.

There’s no positively identifiable regimental or rank insignia in the picture, but the Sam Brown belt suggests an officer; having said that a specialist badge on his lower sleeve isn’t the norm for an army officer.

Did he have any other given names and do you have his year and place of birth?

There are a few G Matthews deaths at sea but only one G Mathews who died in India around that time you mentioned who’s listed in the GRO Index to Army Returns of Deaths.

Name: Matthews, George
Station : Fyzabad; Year: 1912; Page: 168
Age at death: 22

Using the above reference you can order a copy of the return entry from the GRO Southport, by post, telephone or online see http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp and click on contact us (RH list) for address and phone details.
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paulmatthews1... 26 Jan 2013 10:38AM GMT 
JeffH01 7 Feb 2013 2:45AM GMT 
paulmatthews1... 8 Feb 2013 5:38PM GMT 
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