Frank Clayton (1893-1917)

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:

CLAYTON, FRANK. Lance Corporal. No 40455. 16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Victoria Street, Moldgreen, 10.7.1893. Son of Henry and Grace Clayton, 5 Riley Street, Newsome Road, Huddersfield. Employed as a warehouseman in the costume department of Messrs Bairstow, Sons and Company Limited, wholesale clothiers, Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. Attended Milton Church Sunday School and was a member of the Church Brotherhood. Played the violin with the Huddersfield Orchestral Society and played in the orchestra at services held at Ramsden Street Church. Single. Enlisted May 1916. Wounded at Beaumont Hamel, 10.2.1917. Died at No 20 General Hospital, Camiers, 2.3.1917. His mother was with him when he died. Buried ETAPLES MILIITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 21, Row K, Grave 5A.
ROH:- Milton Independent Church.

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