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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Mathers, Willoughby Catherwood


Lance Corporal Willoughby Catherwood Mathers
was born in 1895. 

He was the son of John and Letitia Mathers.  In 1901 the family lived in house 11, Ballymaglare North, Ballynahinch, Co. Down.  They were still there in 1911. 
Mathers would have joined the Belfast Banking Company around 1912 in Derry, Limavady and Bushmills.
Mathers served with the Black Watch and attained the rank of Lance Corporal. 

The Belfast Banking Company 'Roll of Honour' booklet records Mathers as being a Corporal in the Black Watch.  He is also described as 'previously wounded' with his last known address as 'in France'.
Following his demobilisation after the Great War, Mathers returned to work. 

Mathers is recorded in the 1956 annual accounts of the Belfast Banking Company as being manager of Bushmills branch. 

Retirement came in 1957.
Mrs J E A Mathers, the widow of W C Mathers attended the 2000 re-dedication ceremony of the Rolls of Honour.

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