Private William Clowes, 15659

  • Batt - 7
  • Unit - Leicestershire Regiment
  • Section -
  • Date of Birth - 1877
  • Died - 25/07/1917
  • Age - 40

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Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland.
He was the son of William Clowes a fellmonger, born 1843 in Shearsby, Leics., and his wife Millicent, born 1839 in Mowsley, Leics. William was born in 1877 in Shearsby, Leics., his siblings were, Harry, born 1865, Martha, born 1869, Mary Jane, born 1871, Charles, born 1873, Millicent, born 1875 and Anna, born 1880, all his siblings were born in Shearsby, Leics., in April 1881 the family home was at the Bank, Shearsby, Leics. In March 1901 William was employed as a fellmonger’s labourer and was residing in the family home at Shearsby, Leics., together with his parents and siblings, Annie and Bertie, born 1882 in Shearsby, Leics. The War Diary entry for the events from the 25th to the 28th July 1917 records. TRENCHES. Fighting patrols went out every night in order to catch the enemy mending the gaps in his wire. Enemy was very quiet and did not attempt to come out. Casualties 1 other rank killed in action, 2 other ranks wounded in action.

Leicestershire Project Findings
  • Conflict - World War I
Research from Michael Doyle's Their Name Liveth For Evermore
  • Unit - Leicestershire Regiment
  • Cause of death - KILLED IN ACTION
  • Burial Commemoration - Croisilles British Cem., France
  • Born - Shearsby, Leics
  • Enlisted - Leicester
  • Place of Residence - Shearsby, Leicestershire, England

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