Edmund Wilkinson Clay (1896-1918)
Edmund Wilkinson Clay was baptised in Slaithwaite on 3 April 1896, the son of stone mason William Fredrick Clay and his wife Susannah.
By 1911, his father had died and he was working as a woollen piecer.
He was accepted into the Army in March 1916, aged 20.
He was reported as wounded in October 1918 and eventually died on 26 November.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- CLAY, EDMUND WILKINSON. Lance Corporal. No 19693. 'C' Company, 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Son of Susannah and the late W F Clay of Causeway Foot, Slaithwaite. Employed as a spinner at Colne Mill, Slaithwaite. Attended Holthead Sunday School. Wounded in the arm and leg and died of his wounds at No 3 General Hospital, Le Treport, 26.11.1918, aged 22. Buried MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 10, Row B, Grave 10a.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Lance Corporal EDMUND WILKINSON CLAY
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Tuesday, November 26, 1918
- age: 22 years
- record ID: 468746
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #468746)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #846402)