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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Bard Cottage  Cemetery,  Belgium.
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
02 Jul 1890
Harrogate
George Henry Clayton was born on 2nd July 1890 at Harrogate, he was baptised on 14th September 1890 at Christ Church, Harrogate and was the son of the late George Henry (senior ) a shoe maker and newsagent and Alice Clayton, née Borrill of 1A Devonshire Place, Harrogate, Yorkshire. His father George Henry (senior ) was born in 1858 at Harrogate, he died in 1901 aged 43 yrs the death was recorded in the Knaseborough Registration District, his mother Alice Borrill was born in 1861 in Lincolnshire, they were married in 1879 the marriage was recorded in the Knaseborough Registration District, they went on to have 13 children, sadly two were to die in infancy or early childhood, their children were all born in Harrogate and were , Florence b1881, Albert b1883, Edith b1885,Agnes b1887, Gertrude b1889, George Henry b1890, Alfred b1894, Nelly b1897, Ethel b1899, Annie b1901 and Edward b1902. In the 1911 census the family are living at 1A Devonshire Place, Harrogate and are shown as Alice 50 yrs a widow head of the family and a station newsagent, she is living with her children, Edith 26 yrs a business assistant, Agnes 24 yrs at home, George 20 yrs an apprentice in a boot factory, Alfred 17 yrs a business assistant, Nelly 14 yrs at home, Ethel 12 yrs a scholar, Annie 10 yrs a scholar and Edward 9 yrs, also living with them is Ann Borrill 85 yrs a widow George Henry Clayton married his wife Lucy Stansall in 1913 in Newark, they lived at 62 William Street Newark, they went on to have a son John b1918 in Newark.
In the 1911 census he is shown as an apprentice in a boot factory.
28 Jul 1917
28
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Private
Welsh Regiment
Private George Henry Clayton enlisted at Newark 22nd May 1916 and initially served with the Royal Engineers he landed in France on 3rd January 1917 and served with the 19th battalion Welsh Regiment, he died of wounds on 28th July 1917 and is buried in Bard Cottage Cemetery West-Vlaanderen Belgium Grave Reference: III B 14
Article published 15th August 1917 in the Newark Advertiser :- Husband of Lucy Clayton, 62 William Street, Newark. A native of Harrogate, came to Newark some years ago as manager for Messrs. Jas. Coombes & Co. boot repairers etc., Castlegate. Later married Miss Lucy Stansall of Newark, who has since lost her right leg. Very popular in local football circles and a prominent member of Newark Thursday FC (Notts. Thursday League). Enlisted in Royal Engineers on May 22nd, 1916 and trained at Chatham, Chattenden and other places. Went to France on Jan. 3rd, 1917 attached to pioneers of a Welsh Regiment. Struck by a piece of shell and killed almost instantaneously.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Bard Cottage  Cemetery,  Belgium.
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    George H Clayton - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle