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.

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, […]

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.

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 […]

John Charles Close-Brooks (1876) - World War 1

John Charles Close-Brooks (1876) – World War 1

John Charles Close-Brooks (1876) was born in Eccles, Lancashire, the son of John Brooks Close (1850) and Emily Brooks. Served in the Great War as a Lieutenant in the the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line, and 1st Life Guards. He was killed in […]

John Close (1886) - World War 1

John Close (1886) – World War 1

John Close (1886) was born in Belfast, Ireland, the son of John Close (1850) and Mary Jane Bell. He enlisted into the Royal Navy in 1901 and served on a number of ships before and through World War 1. He died on board H.M.S. Indefatigable […]

Lewis E Close (1835) - American Civil War

Lewis E Close (1835) – American Civil War

Lewis E Close (1835) was born in Saratoga County, New York, the son of Lewis Peter Close (1803) and Eliza Emelisa Esmond. He was drafted into the Union forces at Saratoga Springs, New York in 1863. He was killed in action at Alexandria, Louisiana in […]

Donald Edward Close (1931) - Vietnam War

Donald Edward Close (1931) – Vietnam War

Donald Edward Close (1931) was born in California, the son of William Edgar Close (1901) and Hazel Rhoda De Sheil. He was in the US Armed Forces for a period of 12 years, reaching the rank of Captain. He was killed in action in 1965 […]

Jonathan Close (1824) - American Civil War

Jonathan Close (1824) – American Civil War

Jonathan Close (1824) was born in New York State, the son of Reuben Close (1782) and Deborah Webb. He enlisted into the Union forces on 10 May 1862 in the state of Wisconsin. It looks as though he was killed in action in Mississippi on […]

Levi Close (1837) - American Civil War

Levi Close (1837) – American Civil War

Levi Close (1837) was born in New York State, the son of Jeremiah Webb Close (1809) and Freelove Davis. He enlisted into the Union forces on 16th December 1863 at Gouverneur, New York. He was mustered into “K” Company of the 14th New York Heavy […]

David Close (1841) - American Civil War

David Close (1841) – American Civil War

David Close (1841) was born at Nunda, New York, the son of John Close (1804) and Rebecca Van Dyke. David enlisted at age 21 as a private in the 136th Regiment of Infantry Company in the New York Volunteer Infantry on 27th August 1862 and […]

James Raymond Close (1904) - World War 2

James Raymond Close (1904) – World War 2

James Raymond Close (1920) was born at Laura, South Australia, the son of Sydney Kitchen Close (1882) and Beatrice May Bills. He enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in 1940 and was killed in action in 1942. He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at […]

Rex Wilkinson Close (1904) - World War 2

Rex Wilkinson Close (1904) – World War 2

Rex Wilkinson Close (1904) was born at Lyell, Tasmania, the son of James Ayrton Close (1878) and Alice Richmond Rex. He enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy in 1940 and was aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes in the Indian Ocean when it was attacked by […]