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Mansfield Nottinghamshire
He was the son of George William and Jane Clayton. In 1909 they lived at 6 Parker’s Yard Stockwell Gate Mansfield. He was the brother of Matthew and Sarah Clayton. He was the husband of Louisa Clayton (later Smith). She was awarded a weekly pension of 20/6d in 1916.
In 1908 and 1911 he was a market porter.
14 Apr 1916
258832 - CWGC Website
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
George William Clayton attested on 2 September 1907 in the Sherwood Forester Militia. On reorganisation in 1908 - He enlisted in Sherwood Foresters 4th battalion Special reserve. He was 18 years 1 month and stood 5 feet 4 inches. He re-engaged on 8 July 1913. On the outbreak of war he was mobilised and posted to the 1st Battalion. On 23 April 1915 he was in 14 General Hospital with 'Synor' knee and on 12 May was sent back from 9 Infantry brigade depot to 1st battalion. He was given leave from 13/20th November 1915. He was killed in action on 14 April 1916 and the war diary stated "Weather showery. Fairly quiet in the morning except for some rifle grenading in Solferino (3 casualties) In the early afternoon enemy fired a few rounds of shrapnel and H.E. (high explosive) round Rotten Row and neighbouring trenches. Damage slight " The entry for his death in papers " Buried Aix Noulette Cemetery, 3000 yards NE of Souchez, sheet 36. b square R.16.d.5.9. Rev J McCormack" John Morse
Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension grave 1.A.12
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