Allen W. Mathews

Killed in Action in North Africa
Staff Sergeant Allen W. Mathews, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Mathews of Stanley, has been killed in action in North Africa on April 5, according to word just received by his wife, Maude, who lives at 131 1/2 North Barstow Street, this city.

Besides his wife and parents, surviving Sergeant Mathews are a son, three brothers: Charles, Myron and Dan, all of Eau Claire; and three sisters: Mrs. Orrie Strand of Eau Claire, Mrs. Irvin Dreager of Mosinee, and Mrs. Leo Michels of Fall Creek

Staff Sergeant Mathews entered the service on October 2, 1940 and received his training at Fort Bragg, NC in the Infantry. He went overseas in October 1942.

Taken from The National Pressure Cooker Company Publication September 1943

Killed in Action
Staff Sergeant Allen Mathews, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Mathews of Thorp, Wisconsin, entered the Army in October 1940.

Staff Sergeant Mathews left Fort Bragg, NC in November 1942 to serve his country overseas. He was killed in action in the North African Campaign on April 5, 1943.

Allen was awarded both the Purple Heart and the Silver Star, these awards being presented posthumously to his wife.

His two brothers, Dan and Chuck, are both employed here.