Date of enrolment: 4th November 1898 number D 2062
He had 15 years 7months previous service in reserve.
Matthew was 5ft 4inches tall with a fair complexion, a 39inch chest measurement and grey eyes. He had tattoos of a woman and flag on his right arm, a sailor with two flags and a rose on his left arm. It also says 'bracelets' with a mark that could be a cross or a star.
His address was 21 Tarbet St.
He died in Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, on the 24th Sept 1918 from pneumonia - it is likely that he was one of the many deaths from the Spanish Flu pandemic.
UK, Royal Navy and Royal Marine War Graves Roll, 1914-1919 about Matthew Chisam
Death and Commemoration
Mathew Chisam was buried in Belfast City Cemetery, his widow Agnes requested that his headstone bear the words "Thy Will Oh Lord, Not Mine, Be Done."
Click here to go to the CWGC entry for Mathew Chisam.