The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A E Clipsham


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Private Arthur Edward CLIPSHAM,  G/18340,  11th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 27th May 1917.

Born Yarwell, Northamptonshire, son of Edward & Rebecca Clipsham.


1911 Census - Yarwell, near Wansford, Northamptonshire - Edward Clipsham, head, age 50, married, wood dealer, own account, born Yarwell; Rebecca Clipsham, wife, age 50, married 30 years, 11 children, all still alive, born Molesworth, Huntingdonshire; Martha Ellen Clipsham, daughter, age 27, single, domestic servant, born Stibbington, Huntingdonshire; Arthur Edward Clipsham, son, age 26, single, farm labourer, born Yarwell; Frank Clipsham, son, age 19, single, farm labourer, born Yarwell; Thomas Freeman Clipsham, son, age 14, farm labourer, born Yarwell; Lydia Hilda Clipsham, daughter, age 13, school, born Yarwell; Fanny Louisa Preloria Clipsham, daughter, age 10, school, born Yarwell; Emily Maud Clipsham, daughter, age 6, school, born Yarwell.


17th April 1916 letter from Medical Superintendent Berry Wood, near Northampton (Assylum) - "I certify that Arthur Edward Clipsham was admitted into this Institution on June 27th 1907, and was discharged recovered on December 18th 1909."

Enlisted Northampton, Northamptonshire, age 31, height 5ft 5½ inches, weight 158lbs. Resided Yarwell, near Wansford, Northamptonshire. Formerly labourer.

Home 19th April 1916 to 5th September 1916; BEF 6th September 1916 to 27th May 1917.

19th April 1916, Called up for Service; 20th April 1916, posted12th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, Service No.14576; 1st September 1916, transferred to Training Reserve, 23 Brigade, Service No.TR/10/40328; 1st September 1916, posted 99th Battalion, Training Reserve; 6th September 1916, posted BEF; 6th September 1916, embarked / disembarked; 18th September 1916, joined 1th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment in the Field.

13th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Edward Clipsham, Yarwell, Northamptonshire; Mother, Rebecca Clipsham, Yarwell, Northamptonshire; Brothers - Sidney Clipsham, age 33, Yarwell, Northamptonshire; Dan? Clipsham, age 30, London; Sisters - Lucy Gilbert, age 35, Peterborough; Ellen Clipsham, age 34, Yarwell, Northamptonshire; Beatrice Clipsham, age 25, Yarwell, Northamptonshire; Hilda Clipsham, age 21, Yarwell, Northamptonshire; Fanny Clipsham, age 19, Yarwell, Northamptonshire; Maude Clipsham, age 14, Yarwell, Northamptonshire.

Buried at  Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension, III. A. 7., Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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