Elton Clay (1890-1917)

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Elton Clay

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, ELTON. Sergeant Signaller. No 12469. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Sheepridge, Huddersfield, 4.5.1890. Son of Mr and Mrs G. Clay, 35 Dewhurst Road, Fartown, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Thomas's Church of England School, Huddersfield. Employed as a brass finisher by Messrs J. Hopkinson and Company Limited of Birkby. Was a teacher at Sheepridge Wesleyan Sunday School, where he was also the secretary. Single. Enlisted 27.8.1914. Took part in the landing at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, in August, 1915, and served throughout the campaign until the withdrawal in December, 1915, when he was transferred to Egypt and then to France. Killed in action, 29.4.1917, aged 26 years. Buried HERMIES BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 15,
ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

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