John William Clowes (1873) - World War 1

John William Clowes (1873) – World War 1

John William Clowes (1873) was born in Oldham, Lancashire, the son of Charles Clowes (1841) and Amy Proctor. Enlisted into the Royal Army Service Corps in 1915. Served as a Blacksmith in France from 1915 to 1919. Sustained burns to his hands and eyes in […]

Frederick Clowes (1882) - World War 1

Frederick Clowes (1882) – World War 1

Frederick Clowes (1882) was born in Great Glenn, Leicestershire, the son of Alfred Clowes (1851) and Ruth Coleman. Enlisted into A S C Yorkshire Regiment during the first World War as a Private. Demobilzed in 1919. Received the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Joseph Clowes (1885) - World War 1

Joseph Clowes (1885) – World War 1

Joseph Clowes (1885) was born in Great Glenn, Leicestershire, the son of Alfred Clowes (1851) and Ruth Coleman. Enlisted into the 4th Batallion Worcester Regiment as a Private. Regimental Number: 25340 Died of Wounds in France and Flanders in 1916.

George Cecil Clowes (1889) - World War 1

George Cecil Clowes (1889) – World War 1

George Cecil Clowes (1889) was born in Great Glenn, Leicestershire, the son of Alfred Clowes (1851) and Ruth Coleman. Enlisted into the South Staffordshire Regiment in the First World War as a Private. Wounded in action, but survived. Awarded the Silver War Badge.

William Frederick Clowes (1892) - World War 1

William Frederick Clowes (1892) – World War 1

William Frederick Clowes (1892) was born in Seleston, Nottinghamshire, the son of Frederick Clowes (1864) and Emma Ball. Joined the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment during the first World War as a Private. Regiment number: 118476. Received the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

John Wakley Clowes (1894) - World War 1

John Wakley Clowes (1894) – World War 1

John Wakley Clowes (1894) was born in Leicester, England, the son of Walter Beale Clowes (1867) and Ada Emily Wakley. Joined the Royal Army Service Corps during the first World War as a Private. Regiment number: M2/105622. Received the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Frank Beale Clowes (1896) - World War 1

Frank Beale Clowes (1896) – World War 1

Frank Beale Clowes (1896) was born in Leicester, England, the son of Walter Beale Clowes (1867) and Ada Emily Wakley. Joined the Royal Army Service Corps during the first World War as a Private. Regiment number: M2/104169. Received the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Percival Samuel Clowes (1887) - World War 1

Percival Samuel Clowes (1887) – World War 1

Percival Samuel Clowes (1887) was born in Kensington, London, the son of Robert William Hubbard Fisher Clowes (1861) and Mary Rowland Gruit. Enlisted into the 53rd Remount Squadron in 1915, serving for two years. He was subsequently discharged in 1918 as being unfit for further […]

Frederick Stephen Clowes (1915) - World War 2

Frederick Stephen Clowes (1915) – World War 2

Frederick Stephen Clowes (1915) was born in Marylebone, Londonthe son of Harold Robert Clowes (1885) and Gertrude Alice Maud Leggett. He saw active service in the 3rd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery as a Gunner during World War II. He was captured by the Japanese […]

Arthur George Clowes (1896) - World War 1

Arthur George Clowes (1896) – World War 1

Arthur George Clowes (1896) was born in Churchover, Warwickshire, the son of Alfred Clowes (1857) and Elizabeth Fox Stretton. Enlisted into the British Army in 1916, serving for two years. He was subsequently discharged in 1918 as being unfit for further active service.

Albert Thomas Clowes (1893) - World War 1

Albert Thomas Clowes (1893) – World War 1

Albert Thomas Clowes (1893) was born in London, England, the son of Albert Charles Clowes (1862) and Louisa Mary Ann Leversuch. Drafted into the Royal Army Ordnance Corps in 1914, serving at Alexandria, Ismalia and Suez. He was subsequently demobilised in 1919.

Albert William Clowes (1899) - World War 1

Albert William Clowes (1899) – World War 1

Albert William Clowes (1899) was born in Churchover, Warwickshire, the son of Thomas Clowes (1871) and Louisa Smith. He enlisted into the UK Army Royal Engineers as a Sapper in 1915. He survived the war, being demobilied in 1919.

John Henry Thomas Clowes (1895) - World War 1

John Henry Thomas Clowes (1895) – World War 1

John Henry Thomas Clowes (1895) was born in Rugby, Warwickshire, the son of Thomas Clowes (1871) and Louisa Smith. He enlisted into the Royal Navy in 1913 immediately after his 18th birthday. He served on many ships, before, during and after World War 1. John […]

William Isaiah Clowes (1886) - World War 1

William Isaiah Clowes (1886) – World War 1

William Isaiah Clowes (1886) was born in Alrewas, Staffordshire, the son of Thomas Clowes (1871) and Betsey Bartlett. He enlisted into the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner in 1915, serving overseas until his discharge in 1918. He was awarded the Silver War Badge in […]

Henry Arthur Clowes (1867) - World War 1

Henry Arthur Clowes (1867) – World War 1

Henry Arthur Clowes (1867) was born in London, England, the son of Samuel William Clowes (1821) and the Honourable Adelaide Cavendish. A career soldier, acheiving the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the 1st Staffordshire Yeomanry. He died of fever in 1916 in Egypt, and is buried […]

Charles George Edric Clowes (1892) - World War 1

Charles George Edric Clowes (1892) – World War 1

Charles George Edric Clowes (1892) was born in Winchester, England, the son of Charles Edward Clowes (1858) and Isabella Sarah Van Der Byl. Joined the King’s Royal Rifle Corps during the first World War. Died of his wounds in France in 1915 and buried at […]

Robert Close (1894) - World War 1

Robert Close (1894) – World War 1

Robert Close (1894) was born in Lugar, Scotland, the son of Robert Close (1867) and Jane Anne Robinson. He was drafted into the Royal Scots Fusiliers during World War 1, and subsequently discharged after the war. He was awarded the British War Medal and Victory […]

John J Close (1900) - World War 1

John J Close (1900) – World War 1

John J Close (1900) was born in Lugar, Scotland, the son of Robert Close (1867) and Jane Anne Robinson. He was drafted into the Royal Scots Fusiliers during World War 1, but was killed in action in Flanders, Belgium 1918. He was buried in France, […]

John Thomas Close (1873) - World War 1

John Thomas Close (1873) – World War 1

John Thomas Close (1873) was born in Ludworth, Derbyshire, the son of John Thomas Close (1841) and Mary Elizabeth Mayworth. He was drafted into the Cheshire Regiment in 1914 during World War 1, and subsequently discharged in 1919. He was awarded the British War Medal […]

Harry Close (1898) - World War 1

Harry Close (1898) – World War 1

  Harry Close (1898) was born in Idle, Yorkshire, the son of William Close (1868) and Ann Lavinia Darnborough. He was drafted into the British Army in 1917, joining the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He was subsequently discharged in 1919, and was awarded the […]

Reuben Close (1891) - World War 1

Reuben Close (1891) – World War 1

Reuben Close (1891) was born in Ince, Lancashire, the son of Emmanuel Close (1869) and Dinah Lowe. He was drafted into the British Army during World War 1, but killed in action in Egypt in 1918. He was awarded the 1914 Star posthumously.

Henry Nelson Clowes (1911) - World War 2

Henry Nelson Clowes (1911) – World War 2

Henry Nelson Clowes (1911) was born in Derbyshire, England the son of Ernest William Clowes (1869) and Blanche Littleton. He saw active service in the 2nd Batallion Scots Guards in North West Europe during World War II, achieving the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and was awarded […]

Warren Peter Clowes (1898) - World War 1

Warren Peter Clowes (1898) – World War 1

Warren Peter Clowes (1898) was born in London, England, the son of Peter Legh Clowes (1853) and Edith Emily Warren. Joined the 8th Hussars (The King’s Royal Irish) during the first World War. Killed in action in France in 1918 and buried at Fouilloy Communal […]

Lest We Forget - 11 November 2019

Lest We Forget – 11 November 2019

Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. This day, or alternative […]