Lest We Forget - 11 November 2020

Lest We Forget – 11 November 2020

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 […]

William Martin Close (1832) - US Army

William Martin Close (1832) – US Army

William Martin Close (1832) was born in Castle Cary, Somerset, the son of Lemuel Close (1790) and Mary Anne Sealey. After emigrating to America, enlisted into the US Army at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1855. He died a few months later, probably during one of the […]

Electra Jeanette Amelia Close (1888) - World War 1

Electra Jeanette Amelia Close (1888) – World War 1

Electra Jeanette Amelia Close (1888) was born in Bedminster, Somerset, the daughter of Andrew Frederick Close (1858) and Amelia Emily Pope. She enlisted into the Women’s Royal Naval Service in 1918.

Frederick William James Close (1881) - World War 1

Frederick William James Close (1881) – World War 1

Frederick William James Close (1881) was born in Bedminster, Somerset, the son of Andrew Frederick Close (1858) and Elizabeth Ann Oldfield. He was a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War 1, being awarded the Victory Medal and British War Medal for […]

Frank Calvin Dailey (1917) - World War 2

Frank Calvin Dailey (1917) – World War 2

Frank Calvin Dailey (1917) was born in Wadsworth, Ohio, the son of Forrest Oliver Dailey (1883) and Florence M Williams. He was drafted into the US Armed Forces at Medina, Ohio in 1940. He subsequently enlisted into the US Armed Forces in 1941 at Cleveland, […]

Howard Denton Dailey (1908) - World War 2

Howard Denton Dailey (1908) – World War 2

Howard Denton Dailey (1908) was born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, the son of Forrest Oliver Dailey (1883) and Florence M Williams. He was drafted into the US Armed Forces at Medina, Ohio in 1940. He subsequently enlisted into the US Armed Forces in 1942 at […]

Forrest Oliver Dailey (1883) - World War 2

Forrest Oliver Dailey (1883) – World War 2

Forrest Oliver Dailey (1883) was born in Medina County, Ohio, the son of Calvin William Dailey (1861) and Ellen (Nellie) Vigar. He was drafted into the US Armed Forces in 1942 at Medina, Ohio. Recorded as having an artificial right eye, so not sure whether […]

Forrest Oliver Dailey (1883) - World War 1

Forrest Oliver Dailey (1883) – World War 1

Forrest Oliver Dailey (1883) was born in Medina County, Ohio, the son of Calvin William Dailey (1861) and Ellen (Nellie) Vigar. He was drafted into the US Armed Forces in 1918 at Wadsworth, Ohio. Recorded as having an artificial right eye, so not sure whether […]

Alan Stanley White (1925) - World War 2

Alan Stanley White (1925) – World War 2

Alan Stanley White (1925) was born in Berthoud, Colorado, the son of Stanley Eugene White (1906) and Marie Minerva Soderberg. He was drafted into the US Armed Forces in 1944 at El Paso, Texas. Killed in action in the Pacific Area in 1944. Awarded the […]

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.