Clinton Drake Warrington (1892-1915)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

WARRINGTON, CLINTON DRAKE. Private. No 10912. 2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment. Born 18.5.1892. Son of George and Amy Warrington. Lived from infancy with Mr and Mrs J T Pentney, 6 South Parade, Huddersfield. Educated Spring Grove Council School and the Huddersfield Technical College. Attended St. Thomas's Church, Longroyd Bridge. Was a member of the Y.M.C.A. and its swimming club. Employed as a cutter by Mr Willis, wholesale clothier, John William Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Reported wounded and missing on 28.4.1915 and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date, aged 22. Has no known grave. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
The following extract is taken from 'British Regiments at Gallipoli' by Ray Westlake, 'embarked at Avonmouth, Bristol for the Dardenelles on March 20th. Arrived at Lemnos on the 13th April. Transferred to 'River Clyde' on 24.4.1915 and sailed for Gallipoli. 'River Clyde' arrived off Cape Helles at dawn on 25.4.1915 and ran ashore on beach between Cape Helles and Sedd el Bahr. Heavy casualties on landing - many men were hit while wading ashore in shoulder-deep water, most of the wounded being drowned. On 27.4.1915 moved to positions astride Krithia Road. Advance continued on 28.4.1915. French on right counter attacked and retired. Whole line then withdrew to start positions. 3 Officers killed and 53 other ranks: 4 Officers and 246 other ranks wounded, 46 missing'.
ROH:- St. Thomas's Church, Longroyd Bridge.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • regiment: Hampshire Regiment
  • died: Wednesday, April 28, 1915
  • age: 22 years
  • record ID: 684044