THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


Service Record Notes

 

CLIFTON, JOHN EDWARD. 10250

Short Service (All Arms)
7 years with the Colours, 5 years in the Reserve.
Attestation of
10250 – John Edward Clifton – The Buffs.
 
Name -John Edward Clifton.
Address - Dover, Kent.
Age 19 years – 41 days.
Trade – Labourer.
Not with parents.
Joined at Canterbury 5/9/14.
 
Next of kin –
Father – Mr Henry Clifton – 11 Hardwicke Road, Dover.
Mother – Mrs Louise Clifton –  as above.
Brother – Mr William Clifton - as above.
 
Casualty Form – Active Service.
Killed in action – Field – 1st July 1916.
 
7th The Buffs, East Kent regiment.
Widow of soldier – none.
 
Father of soldier – Henry George Clifton, 11, Hardwicke Road, Dover.
Mother of soldier – Louise Mary Ann Clifton – as above.
 
Brothers of soldier –
Henry George Clifton - age 35 - 11, Hardwicke Road, Dover.
William Clifton - age 28 - 11, Hardwicke Road, Dover.
Bertram Clifton - age 18 – as above.
Alfred George Clifton – age 33 –Co-op Cottage, River, Dover.
 
Sisters of soldier.
Grace Ruby Clifton – age 37 – 69, Victoria Avenue, Margate.
Mabel Garnet Clifton – age 31 – Victoria Road, Southsea.
Phyllis Gertrude Clifton – age 24 – Boul???
Rachel Maud Clifton – age 21 – Toronto Canada.
 
11, Hardwicke Road
Maxton
Dover.
Dear Sir,
I received the letters etc. of my son, Pte J. E. Clifton, No. 10250, 7th Batt East Kent this morning.
With much gratitude,
L. M. Clifton.
 
Private property returned to his mother –
1 Comb, 1 Razor in case, Knife, Fork, Spoon, Pair leather laces, 1 Shaving brush, Jack knives, Lanyard, Holdall. 
 


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