The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private G Clifton


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Private Gilbert CLIFTON, G/24688, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, Prisoner of War, Flanders France, 3rd December 1917, age 22.

Born Holsworthy, Devon, son of Mrs. Ellen Clifton, of Fore St., Holsworthy, Devon.


1911 Census - Vaglefield, Cookbury, Holsworthy, Devon - George Harris, head, age 57, married, farmer, born Cookbury, Devon; Elizabeth Harris, wife, age 58, married 29 years, 4 children, all still alive, born Jacobstowe, Devon; Perciful George Harris, son, age 25, single, farmer assisting father, born Coleridge, Devon; Cyril Harris, son, age 24, helping horses, born Lifton, Devon; Caroline Ann Harris, daughter, age 27, single, helping in the house, born Coleridge, Devon; Gilbert Clifton, servant, age 17, waggoner on farm, born  Holsworthy, Devon; John Davey, servant, age 13, boy attending school, born Lifton, Devon.


Enlisted Holsworthy, Devon.

Buried at Caudry British Cemetery, IV. C. 26.Nord, France. Commemorated on Holsworthy War Memorial.

AWARDS: MM


London Gazette 28th January 1918.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the under mentioned Warrant Officers, Non-commissioned Officers and Men:

24688 Pte. G. Clifton, Royal West Kent Regiment. (Holesworthy).


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