Birkenhead News, Saturday, February 6, 1915.
Port Sunlight Lad Lost.
Port Sunlight mourns the loss of a gallant young sailor. Mathew Fray, who was only 19 years of age and resided at 45 Greendale Road, Port Sunlight, joined the Naval Volunteers at the outbreak of the war, and was a participant at the siege of Antwerp with the Naval Brigade. On returning home he had orders to join the Viknor. He worked for a short time at Messrs, Lever Brothers, Ltd., Port Sunlight, but tiring of life on shore, he went to sea with the Harrison and Alfred Holt (Blue Funnel) Lines for a period of two years. A memorial service will be held on Sunday morning at Bebington, Wesleyan Church, where for many years Seaman Fray was a regular attendant.