LRCP LM Edin 1884; MRCS Eng 1884.
Matthews studied at Owens College Manchester before being appointed medical officer and public vaccinator for Chorlton Union, Manchester. He was a general practitioner in Levenshulme and was also surgeon to the Warehousemen and Clerks' and the G.C.R. Mutual Provident Societies. Matthews had retired by 1927. He was probably the son of William Clarence Matthews (see below).