Clayton, R W

London Regiment - Post Office Rifles
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  1. Dave Bean

    ROBERT WILLIAM CLAYTON 2/8th London regiment-post office rifles Corporal 3530 & 371357Gained MILITARY MEDAL. BURIED Tyne Cot Memorial,
    West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.ID. 7496893 Enlisted 1915 Fought
    in the 2nd battle of Passchendaele KIA 30TH OCT 1917.
    25.01.1917 Mobilised for war, he landed at Havre and engaged the enemy
    In various actions on the Western Front including a German retreat
    to the Hindenburg Line. Others included Battle of Bullecourt, actions around the Hindenburg Line, Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, The Battle of Polygon Wood. The Second Battle of Passchendaele, where he earned his medal and was killed. One of 12 names on the Norman Primitive Methodist Church Memorial Hawthorn Ave Hull unveiled 6th June 1920
    Born circa 1886 to parents Joseph and Betsy Jane Winn in 1901 living 69 Alliance Ave. 1911 still living with parents, single aged 25 at Alliance Ave. Hull He is listed as a postman.
    Married Gertrude Lillian Jackson of Bridlington in Dec 1911.Two children
    Lillian & Joseph Leslie 1901 census age 15 Telegraph messenger
    living 169 Alliance Ave. Hull 1913 p/man 190 De La Pole Ave. Hull
    Gertrude collected £12.10 war gratuity. Gertrude was an adopted daughter of the Storin family living at 19 Saltburn Street Hull she worked at Reckitt’s canister works.
    Postal history App. 1901 t/graph messgr asst p/man 1902p/man

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