TRIBUTES TO BRAVE JON.
The 35-year-old was on a foot patrol in Afghanistan's Helmand province with the 4th Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland when he was hit by a single shot on Monday.
In a statement, his family said: "We will miss him, but it gives us great comfort knowing he died doing what he trained to do - he would not have had it any other way." Sgt Mathews leaves behind him wife Shona, daughter Meghan and stepson William.
Meanwhile, three SAS soldiers killed in Iraq were named - the first time the unit's secrecy rules have been overturned. Sgt John Battersby, 31, and Trooper Lee Fitzsimmons, 26, died in a chopper crash last year. Nicholas Brown, 34, died in a firefight in Iraq on March 26.
He died doing what he was trained to do. He wouldn't have it any other way
SGT MATHEWS' FAMILY YESTERDAY