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Bertram Greenwood CLOUGH

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Surname: CLOUGH

Forename(s): Bertram Greenwood

Place of Birth: Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire

Service No: 79675

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 11th (Service) Battalion

Division: 18th (Eastern) Division

Age: 25

Date of Death: 1918-09-18

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. B. 13.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---



Additional Information:

Bertram Greenwood Clough was the son of Frederick Petty and Lucy Ellen Clough, née Greenwood. Frederick was born at Junction, Crosshills and Lucy at Northowram, Yorkshire. Lucy died in 1893 and Frederick married Isabel Dixon in 1900.

1901 Steeton, Yorkshire Census: 14, Station Road - Bertram G. Clough, aged 8 years, born Sutton Mill, Yorkshire. [Bertram was living with his grandmother and aunt, Ellen and Lillie Greenwood respectively.]

1911 Steeton, Yorkshire Census: 14, Station Road - Bertram Greenwood Clough, aged 18 years, born Sutton Mill, Yorkshire. [Bertram was living with his aunt, Lillie Greenwood.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Bertram G. Clough, 11/20083, W. Rid. R.; 40681, North'd Fus.; GS79675, R. Fus.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Bertram Greenwood Clough, 11/20083, 9/W. Rid. R. 17.7.16 to 8.9.16. 40681, 23/North'd Fus. 9.9.16 to 21.2.17. 40681, 8/North'd Fus. 8.8.18 to 12.8.18. GS/79675, 11/R. Fus. 13.8.18 to 18.9.18. Theatres of war in which served: 1(a) [France and Belgium]. K. [in] A. 18.9.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Bertram Greenwood Clough, G/79675, 11th Btn R. Fus. Date and Place of Death: 18.9.18. France. In action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Aunt and Sole Legatee - Lillie Greenwood. £17 7s. 2d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Bertram. Name(s) on card(s): Dependant: Miss Lillie Greenwood, born 1857. Relationship: Aunt. Address 1. 14, Station Road, Steeton, nr Keighley. Address 2. 11, Delph Road, Clayton, Bradford.

Bertram's brother, Thomas Douglas Clough (born Crosshills, Yorkshire, c. 1890), lost his life in the Second World War. Thomas was a Chief Engineer Officer in the Merchant Navy serving on S.S. Fort Longueuil that was torpedoed in the Indian Ocean, 19 September 1943. He was the husband of Alice Clough, née Jennings and is commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial, London.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

CLOUGH, Bertie, Tyneside Scottish, nephew of Miss Greenwood, Station Road, [Steeton], killed in action.


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Private Bertram Greenwood CLOUGH

Private Bertram Greenwood CLOUGH

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 18th (Eastern) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 18th (Eastern) Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

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Surname: CLOUGH

Forename(s): Bertram Greenwood

Born: Sutton Mill, Yorks

Residence: Steeton, Nr Keighley

Enlisted: Keighley

Number: 79675

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Battalion: 11th Battalion


Died Date: 18/09/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 20083, 11th W. Riding Regt.

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: CLOUGH

Forename(s): Bertram Greenwood

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 79675

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers

Unit: 11th Bn.

Age: 25


Died Date: 18/09/1918

Additional Information: Son of Frederick Petty Clough and Lucy Ellen Clough, of Sutton Mill, Keighley, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: JESUS HAS VANQUISHED DEATH AND ALL ITS POWERS)



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09 March 1917


News has been received by his friends at Steeton that Private G.E. [B.G.] Clough, of the West Riding Regiment, a well-known Steeton soldier, has been wounded for the second time and is now being cared for in a London Hospital. Pte. Clough was slightly wounded with shrapnel last autumn. – Wounded in the left foot with shrapnel several months ago. Pte. Charles Cockshott of the West Yorks. is now in hospital in France, septic poisoning having set in through his previously injured foot. Both the unfortunate soldiers referred to previous to joining up as Derby men a year ago were warpdressers and in the employ of Messrs. John Clough and Sons, Steeton.

27 September 1918


Steeton soldiers continue to pay the price of the Allied advance, and the long list of its gallant dead has had added the name of Private Bertrand Clough, of the Northumberland Fusiliers. The sad news was received by Miss Greenwood, aunt, on Wednesday morning, and the villagers have been unanimous in expressions of sympathy towards her for the fallen hero, who has for several years been her main support. Private Clough, who was 25 years of age, is the eldest son of Mr. Fred Clough, Crosshills, and was a warp dresser in the employ of John Clough and Sons, Steeton, previous to joining up in March 1916. Going to France in the following autumn he was wounded, and again in February 1917 sustained serious wounds in the ankle, and was over 12 months a patient at King George’s Hospital, London. Home at Steeton on leave a month ago, he afterwards went to France. He was in every respect an estimable and well-respected young man, being a scholar and member of the congregation at the Steeton Primitive Methodist Church. Particulars to hand show that the deceased soldier was killed on August 18th, being struck by an enemy shell during the advance. The officer in charge pays a high tribute to him as “a soldier faithful and willing in all he undertook to do, and his death is a great loss to us in his platoon.”

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27 September 1918

Steeton Soldier Killed

Miss Greenwood, Station Road, Steeton, received the sad news on Wednesday morning that her nephew, Pte. Bertie Clough, of the Tyneside Scottish, had been killed in action. An officer of the battery writes that Pte. Clough was killed instantly by an enemy shell whilst advancing. He was most willing and faithful in all he undertook, and his death is a great loss to the battery. Pte. Clough, who is the son of Mr. Frederick Clough, of Crosshills, joined the army in April, 1916. He has been wounded on three occasions, and a little over 12 months ago was seriously wounded in the leg. He only returned to France about a month ago. Previous to joining the army he was employed as a warp-dresser by Messrs. John Clough and Sons.

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