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 1918, and the British War Medal and Victory Medal in 1919.
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