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

Matthews went into business as a valuer, rating assessor and estate agent, based in Tottenham Court Road.[2]

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

From 1931-36 he sat on the London County Council, representing St Pancras South West as a member of the Municipal Reform Party.[5]

In 1935 he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of London.[6]

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.[7]

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


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Obituary". The Times: p. 13. 21 June 1957. 
  2. London Gazette: no. 28775. p. 8433. 21 November 1913.
  3. London Gazette: no. 33606. p. 3072. 16 May 1930.
  4. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 34946. p. 5535. 16 September 1940.
  5. Jackson, W Eric (1965). Achievement. A Short History of the LCC.. Longmans. p. 273. 
  6. London Gazette: no. 34184. p. 4846. 26 July 1935.
  7. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 39732. p. 14. 30 December 1952.

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