Mathew Smith was born on the 21st August 1896 and was baptised on the 26th August 1896 at St.Augustine’s R.C. Church, Liverpool.
 
His parents, William Henry Smith and Catherine (nee Heffey) were married on the 6th January 1894 at the same church.
 
Mathew was accidentally drowned at Aberdeen Docks on the 9th March 1918.
 
His body was eventually recovered and he was buried in a Soldier's War Grave (Section RD) at Ford R.C. Cemetery a fortnight later on the 23rd March 1918. His place of death was given as 9 house, Crown Court.
 
After the war his parents lived at 9 house in Crown court, Highfield Street, Liverpool.