Report in the Whitchurch Herald 4th January 1919 of a letter received by Mrs. Kavanagh regarding the death of her son, Matthew Kavanagh
"The deepest sympathy is felt with Mrs & Mrs Kavanagh of Wrexham Road, Whitchurch. in the sad news of an accident to their son, Corporal Matthew Kavanagh of the Buffs, which has proved to be fatal to the gallant soldier who died on 20th December 1918, age 33. Corporal Kavanagh previous to the war was in the employment of Mrs Wycherely where he served his apprenticeship. He served in France and was in the last battle of Mons. On December 18th he was engaged with other soldiers in clearing an ammunition dump, when a comrade accidently dropped a bomb which exploded injuring Matthew seriously in the thigh. He was taken to Hospital and died three days later. His home was in Stafford, where he was in business. He leaves a widow, and 3 children"
Whitchurch Herald 4th January 1919