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  • Buried in Hucknall Torkard (St Mary Magdalene and All Saints) Churchyard.
Photo by Murray Biddle
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Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire
He was the son of Arthur William and Elizabeth Clayton and the brother of Harriett, Walter, William, Frank and Harry Clayton. They lived at 38 Peveril Street Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire.
He was a coal miner.
07 Aug 1916
2749993 - CWGC Website
11th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte. Arthur Clayton, 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment, died on 7th August 1916 from complications following trench fever. He is buried in Hucknall (St. Mary Magdalene) Churchyard.
Article published 19th August 1916 in the Notts Local News :- “MILITARY FUNERAL AT HUCKNALL. “SHERWOOD FORESTER DIES OF TRENCH FEVER. “To lose two sons and both brought home in coffins has been the sad lot of Mr. and Mrs. A. Clayton, of 38, Peveril street, Hucknall. Just over three years ago their son Frank was killed on the railway near Bulwell, and now Private Arthur Clayton has succumbed to trench fever at Cardiff Hospital, the internment taking place at Hucknall churchyard on Saturday [12th August 1916] alongside his brother Frank. “Private Arthur Clayton was one of three brothers in the service of the country and went out with the [11th Battalion] Sherwood Foresters just a year ago. Strange to say, nine out of the 12 months have been spent away from the fighting line, for early on he caught the fever whilst engaged on entrenching work, and had to be found a bed in the base hospital. After weary months, during which he sent home the most cheerful letters, he was called upon to again take up his place in the fighting line, and was in the early days of the Somme Battle. He came through all right, as did his brother Walter (in the King’s Royal Rifles), but the fever seemed to get a firmer grip of his weakened frame, and he was once more placed in the hospital at the base. Next he was removed to Cardiff whither his mother and sister journeyed on Bank Holiday. After travelling from morning till mid-afternoon, they found, to their sorrow, that he breathed his last at five o’clock that morning. [7th August 1916] Mrs. Clayton and Miss Clayton remained the night and returned to Hucknall with the sad news on Tuesday. The following day the body arrived and arrangements were made for the funeral last Saturday. He was 27 years of age. Walter (in France) is 22, and William (in training at Sunderland) is just 19. “Due honour was paid to the deceased soldier at the obsequies, the body being conveyed from the home in Peveril street to the church on a gun carriage, drawn by six mules. The battalions of Sherwood Foresters and the Leicesters in the town joined in the procession, and soldiers also acted as bearers. The service was conducted by the Rev. H. B. Edwards and a firing party attended to give the final salute. The thoroughfare was lined with spectators.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918[
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  • Buried in Hucknall Torkard (St Mary Magdalene and All Saints) Churchyard.
Photo by Murray Biddle
    Arthur Clayton - Buried in Hucknall Torkard (St Mary Magdalene and All Saints) Churchyard. Photo by Murray Biddle