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 […]

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.