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Forename(s): John Barclay
Place of Birth: Bentham, Yorkshire
Service No: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service: Canadian Mounted Rifles, 3rd Regiment
Battalion / Unit: ---
Date of Death: 1915-11-26
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: A. 6.
CWGC Cemetery: MAPLE LEAF CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
John Barclay Clibborn (born 24 January 1887) was the son of Alfred Ernest and Sarah Ann Amelia Clibborn, née Bowling. Alfred was born in Co. Westmeath, Ireland and Sarah at Ashton, Lancashire.
1891 Bentham, Yorkshire Census: Bentham House - John B. Clibborn, aged 4 years, born Bentham, son of Alfred E. Clibborn and Sarah A.A. Clibborn.
1901 Corkhill (Clara, King's Co.), Ireland Census: John Clibborn, aged 14 years, born Yorkshire, son of Alfred Ernest and Amelia Clibborn.
John was married to Catherine Louisa Servas.
The 3rd Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles were dismounted cavalry and fought as infantry with the 1st Brigade Canadian Mounted Rifles. On the 1 January 1916, the six regiments of Canadian Mounted Rifles were reorganized into four battalions to form the 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade. The 3rd Regiment were absorbed by the 1st and 2nd Battalions Canadian Mounted Rifles.
A short biography of John is included in: ‘Bentham’s Part in the Great War 1914-18’ by Allan and Marilyn Hartley (2019).
Canadian service records: http://www.baclac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Lieutenant John Barclay CLIBBORN
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Mounted Rifles, 3rd Regiment
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