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Thomas CLAPHAM

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Surname: CLAPHAM

Forename(s): Thomas

Place of Birth: Keighley, Yorkshire

Service No: 45830

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion / Unit: 12th (Service) Battalion

Division: 21st Division

Age: 27

Date of Death: 1917-06-02

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. B. 11.

CWGC Cemetery: CROISILLES BRITISH CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Thomas Clapham (born 30 December 1889) was the son of Henry and Sarah Jane Clapham, née Walmsley. Both parents were born at Keighley, Yorkshire.

1891 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: 3, Croft Street - Thomas Clapham, aged 1 year, born Keighley, son of Henry and Sarah Jane Clapham.

1901 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: 29, Colne Street - Thomas Clapham, aged 11 years, born Keighley, son of Henry and Sarah J. Clapham.

1911 Settle, Yorkshire Census: Albert Hill - Thomas Clapham, aged 21 years, born Keighley, Yorkshire. [Thomas was boarding with Mary Ralph, widow.]

Thomas was married to Isabella Peel in 1914. Isabella married John W. Halliday in 1919.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Thomas Clapham, 45830, North'd Fus. K. in A.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Thomas Clapham, 45830, 10th North'd Fus.; 12th North'd Fus. K. in A.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Thomas Clapham, 45830, 12th Bn North'd Fusiliers. Date and Place of Death: 2.6.17. In Action. France or Belgium. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow and Sole Legatee - Isabella. £3 6s. 5d. War Gratuity: Widow Sole Legatee - Isabella Halliday. £3 0s. 0d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: Pte Thomas Clapham, 45830, 12th North'd Fus. Date and cause of death: 2.6.17. Killed in Action. Name(s) on card(s): Widow: Isabella, born 21.11.88. Address: Chapel Street, Salterforth, Colne. Children: Elizabeth, born 23.11.16.

A short biography of Thomas is included in: ‘Barnoldswick – A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

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:

CLAPHAM, Thomas, aged 27 years, Northumberland Fusiliers, 4, North Avenue, [Barnoldswick], killed in action June 2, 1917.

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Private Thomas CLAPHAM

Private Thomas CLAPHAM

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 21st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 21st Division

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

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: CLAPHAM

Forename(s): Thomas

Born: Keighley, Yorks

Residence:

Enlisted: Halifax, Yorks

Number: 45830

Rank: Private

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion: 14th Battalion [sic]

Decorations:

Died Date: 02/06/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 33636, Durham L. I.

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: CLAPHAM

Forename(s): T

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 45830

Rank: Private

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Unit: 14th Bn. [sic]

Age: 27

Awards:

Died Date: 02/06/1917

Additional Information: Son of Henry and Jane Clapham, of Keighley, Yorks; husband of Isabella Halliday (formerly Clapham), of Alpha St., Salterforth, Lancs. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR US)

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22 June 1917

CLAPHAM - June 2nd 1917, killed in action on the Western Front, Pte. Thos. Clapham, Northumberland Fusiliers, formerly of 4, North Avenue, Barnoldswick, aged 27 years.

22 June 1917

BARNOLDSWICK - SOLDIER'S DEATH CONFIRMED - PTE. THOMAS CLAPHAM

Last week a report was received from an Army Chaplain at the Front of the death and burial of Pte. Thos. Clapham, Northumberland Fusiliers, whose wife and child reside at 4, North Avenue, Barnoldswick. In response to a telegram asking for further particulars, Mrs. Clapham received the following letter on Saturday:-

"Dear Madam, - I regret having to confirm the report of the death of Pte. T. Clapham. He was killed instantly on the 2nd inst. by a trench mortar bomb. I am unable to give you further details as his platoon officer is away from the Battalion at present. It was impossible to wire confirmation, as the telegraph is not available to us. Please accept my sincere sympathy in your bereavement. I am, yours very sincerely, N. H. SISTERSON."

Pte. Clapham was 27 years of age, and had been in France over 6 months. He was a native of Keighley, but had lived in Barnoldswick about 11 years, and was employed as a clogger and shoemaker by Mr. Shackleton, Wellhouse Road.

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22 June 1917

CLAPHAM - Killed in action June 2nd Pte. Thos. Clapham, of the Northumberland Fusiliers, husband of Mrs. Clapham, of 4, North Avenue, Barnoldswick, aged 27.

22 June 1917

BARNOLDSWICK

SOLDIER'S DEATH CONFIRMED

Last week a report was received from an army chaplain at the front, of the death and burial of Pte. Thos. Clapham, Northumberland Fusiliers, whose wife and child reside at 4, North Avenue, Barnoldswick. In response to a telegram asking for further particulars, Mrs. Clapham received the following letter on Saturday:- "Dear Madam, - I regret having to confirm the report of the death of Pte. T. Clapham. He was killed instantaneously on the 2nd inst. by a trench mortar bomb. I am unable to give you further details, as his platoon officer is away from the battalion at present. It was impossible to wire confirmation, as the telegraph is not available to us. Please accept my sincere sympathy in your bereavement. I am yours very sincerely, - N.H. Sisterson."

Pte. Clapham was 27 years of age, and had been in France over 6 months. He was a native of Keighley, but had lived in Barnoldswick about 11 years, and was employed as a clogger and shoe-maker by Mr. Shackleton, Wellhouse Road

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