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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Arthur Brooks Close-Brooks (1884) - World War 1

Arthur Brooks Close-Brooks (1884) – World War 1

Arthur Brooks Close-Brooks (1884) was born in Eccles, Lancashire, the son of John Brooks Close (1850) and Emily Brooks. On the outbreak of war he enlisted in the Public Schools Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, and subsequently obtained a commission in the 2nd Battalion Manchester […]

Robert Stokley Close (1920) - World War 2

Robert Stokley Close (1920) – World War 2

Robert Stokley Close (1920) was born in Wanamassa, New Jersey, the son of Egbert W Close (1891) and Ruth Ester Bunnell. He was inducted into the US Air Cadets in 1943 at Asbury Park, New Jersey and was posted overseas in 1944 as a B-17 […]

Richard Howard Close (1904) - World War 2

Richard Howard Close (1904) – World War 2

Richard Howard Close (1904) was born in California, America, the son of Cicero Howard Close (1864) and Della Margaret Doxey. He enlisted into the US Navy in 1942 at California and was subsequently awarded the Purple Heart Medal for his services.

George Everett Close (1919) - World War 2

George Everett Close (1919) – World War 2

George Everett Close (1919) was born in Stamford, Connecticut, the son of George Reynolds Close (1883) and Florence Lockwood. He enlisted into the US Army in 1941 at Hartford, Connecticut and was subsequently awarded the Silver Star Medal for conspicuous gallantry.

John Henry Close (1884) - World War 1

John Henry Close (1884) – World War 1

John Henry Close (1884) was born in Nottinghamshire, England, the son of John Close (1833) and Eliza Hubbard. He was drafted into the Nottingham Durham Light Infantry in 1916 served in Boulogne in 1918 and was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal after […]

Charles Berry Close (1889) - World War 1

Charles Berry Close (1889) – World War 1

Charles Berry Close (1889) was born at Moonta, South Australia, the son of William Close (1855) and Helen Gusling. He enlisted in the 43rd Infantry Battalion in 1916 and served in France where he was wounded in 1917. He was subsequently discharged due to his injuries […]

Walter John Westcott Close (1891) - World War 1

Walter John Westcott Close (1891) – World War 1

Walter John Westcott Close (1891) was born at Laura, South Australia, the son of John Thomas Close (1853) and Frances Wilkinson. He enlisted in the Australian Army Medical Corps in 1915 and served in Egypt, France and Belgium, returning to Australia aboard the Field Marshall in […]

Frederic Close (1889) - World War 1

Frederic Close (1889) – World War 1

Although Frederic Close (1889) was born in Missouri, America, he made his home in the Long Preston and Settle areas of Yorkshire when his mother came back from America with the family. During the First World War between 1914 and 1918, he served with the […]