Chailey Parish Magazine notes in October 1914 that Cecil Matthews is serving his King and Country. In October 1915 it adds: Matthews, L-Corpl C, 8th Royal
Surviving papers in WO 364 record that Cecil attested with the Royal Sussex Regiment at Lewes on the 4th September 1914 and was subsequently given the regimental number G/1974. He served overseas between 24th July 1915 and 11th February 1916 and was discharged on 11th September 1916 as no longer physically fit for war service. His entry on the silver war badge roll confirms he was discharged as a result of wounds.
Medal index card courtesy of Ancestry.