21 June 1889|
St. Pancras, London, England
|Died||20 June 1957
Colonel Maurice Kershaw Matthews OBE, TD, DL (21 June 1889 – 20 June 1957) was a British army officer, businessman, and local politician. He was also a sport shooter, who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics.
In the 1908 Olympics he won a gold medal in the team small-bore rifle event, silver in the moving target small-bore rifle event, was fourth in the stationary target small-bore rifle event and 9th in the disappearing target small-bore rifle event.
He held a commission as an officer in the Territorial Force and later Territorial Army, reaching the rank of lieutenant-colonel in the 1st City of London Regiment. He was awarded the Territorial Decoration in 1930. He was subsequently granted the brevet rank of colonel in the Royal Fusiliers, retiring in 1940.
Matthews was sometime chairman and vice-president of the London Trustees Savings Bank, and in 1955 became vice-president of the Trustees Savings Banks Association. He was awarded the OBE in the 1953 New Year's Honours.
- "Obituary". The Times. 21 June 1957. p. 13.
- "Sports Reference: Maurice Matthews". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
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