Maurice Matthews

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Maurice Matthews
Personal information
Born (1889-06-21)21 June 1889
St. Pancras, London, England
Died 20 June 1957(1957-06-20) (aged 67)
Bournemouth, England
Sport Sports shooting

Colonel Maurice Kershaw Matthews OBE, TD, DL (21 June 1889 – 20 June 1957) was a British army officer, businessman, and local politician.[1] 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.[2]

Matthews went into business as a valuer, rating assessor and estate agent, based in Tottenham Court Road.[3]

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.[4] He was subsequently granted the brevet rank of colonel in the Royal Fusiliers, retiring in 1940.[5]

From 1931-36 he sat on the London County Council, representing St Pancras South West as a member of the Conservative-backed Municipal Reform Party.[6]

In 1935 he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of London.[7]

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.[1] He was awarded the OBE in the 1953 New Year's Honours.[8]

He died in Bournemouth in 1957, aged 77.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Obituary". The Times. 21 June 1957. p. 13. 
  2. ^ "Sports Reference: Maurice Matthews". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  3. ^ "No. 28775". The London Gazette. 21 November 1913. p. 8433. 
  4. ^ "No. 33606". The London Gazette. 16 May 1930. p. 3072. 
  5. ^ "No. 34946". The London Gazette (Supplement). 16 September 1940. p. 5535. 
  6. ^ Jackson, W Eric (1965). Achievement. A Short History of the LCC. Longmans. p. 273. 
  7. ^ "No. 34184". The London Gazette. 26 July 1935. p. 4846. 
  8. ^ "No. 39732". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 1952. p. 14. 

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