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Sutterton Lincolnshire
He was the son of Fred (b.Sutterton Lincolnshire 1865) and Jemima (née Hall b.1864 also at Sutterton) Clow. Married in 1886 in the Boston Registration District, they had five children. George's siblings were Daisy 1892 b.Bradford, Elsie b.1895 Halifax, Fred Cecil b.1897 Queensbury Yorkshire (killed in action 22/12/1914) and Gladys b.1890 Nottingham. In 1901 the family lived at 6 Blake Street and in 1911 at 10 Grimsby Terrace Watkin Street (both St Ann’s Nottingham). Fred (senior) was a goods guard for Great Northern Railway.
24 Aug 1916
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9th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
George Clow enlisted in Nottingham on 11th December 1906. He served in India with 4th and 3rd Battalions before joining 9th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Landing in France in November 1914, he was wounded in action and returned to England twice - on 5th March 1915 (shrapnel head wound) and again on 3rd February 1916. He returned to the front on 3rd May 1916 and was promoted to Lance Corporal on 5th July 1916. Thiepval Memorial Pier & Face 13A, 13B
In Memoriam notice published 22nd December 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post (courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918. “CLOW. – Killed in action, August 24th, Corporal G. Clow. Honoured most by those who loved him best. – Mother, father, and sisters.” “CLOW. – In loving memory of Corporal George Clow, K.R.R., killed in action August 24th, 1916. We could not, Lord, Thy purpose see, but all is well that's done by Thee. Fiancée Nell.”
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  • 10 Grimsby Terrace Nottingham home of George Clow. Photo by Peter Gillings August 2017 -