Lieutenant Eric Mathers (1895-1918)

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Eric was born in Beverley on 7 August 1895, son of George Robert and Zillah Mathers He became a bank clerk, and worked at Barclay’s Bank in Driffield prior to enlistment. He was also in the Church Lads’ Brigade and reached the rank of Sergeant.
He enlisted at Beverley on 8 February 1915 and joined the 18th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers (1st Public schools).
Second Lieutenant Eric Mathers, aged 23, was killed instantaneously by a shell explosion at the 2nd Battle of Cambrai on 8 October 1918. He is buried at the Ramicourt British Cemetery, Aisne, Picardie, France..
Eric is remembered today on the Hengate Memorial and on the East Riding Memorial in Beverley Minster. He is listed on the Roll of Honour of St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Boys’ School, the Beverley CLB and the Hull Technical College. He is also on the Norwood Street Shrine.

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