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ClaydonC1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Suffolk Regiment
ClaydonG2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Lincolnshire Regiment
ClaydonG H4883PrivateQSA (3).
Source: QSA medal rolls
7th (The Queen's Own) Hussars
ClaydonH3798PrivateQSA (5).
Source: QSA medal rolls
7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards
ClaydonH4th Battalion
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Bedfordshire Regiment
ClaydonH C3rd Battalion
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Lincolnshire Regiment
ClaydonI1st Battalion
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Suffolk Regiment
ClaydonJ1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Suffolk Regiment
ClaydonJ1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
King's Royal Rifle Corps
ClaydonJ2nd Battalion
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Lincolnshire Regiment
ClaydonM1st Battalion
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Suffolk Regiment
ClaydonS6th Battalion
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(Duke of Cambridge's Own) Middlesex Regiment
ClaydonW2864DriverRegimental Staff. Died from disease at Naauwpoort 21 Apr 1900.

QSA (2) CC OFS

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Royal Engineers, Staff
ClayeCharles2309TrooperSource: OZ-Boer databaseNew South Wales, 3rd Contingent NSW Imperial Bushm
ClayhillsGeorgeLieutenantCLAYHILLS, GEORGE, Lieutenant, was born at Darlington 24 July 1878, fourth son of Thomas Clayhills, of Invergowrie, Forfarshire, and Thornton-le-Moor, Yorkshire, by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John Rob, of Catton, Yorkshire. He was educated at Cheltenham College, and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He received his commission, and joined the 4th Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment 8 September 1896, from which he was gazetted Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment, 4 January 1899; and was promoted Lieutenant, 4 June 1900, and Captain, 8 February 1908; and was Adjutant of his regiment from April 1906 to April 1909. He went with his regiment to South Africa, and served with the 8th Mounted Infantry during the war, 1900-2, and took part in the operations at Paardeberg, and actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein, Karee Siding, Vet River and Zand River, and engagements near Johannesburg and Pretoria; operations in the Transvaal and Orange River Colony from November 1900, to the end of the war. He was twice mentioned in Despatches (by Lords Roberts and Kitchener) [London Gazette, 10 September 1901, and 17 January 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "George Clayhills, Lieutenant, The East Lancashire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was Adjutant, East Lancashire Regiment, from April, 1906 to April 1909, and became Captain 8 February 1908. On the outbreak of the European War he left with his regiment for the Front in August 1914, and served in France and Flanders, taking part in the Retreat from Mons, the Battles of the Marne and the Aisne. Miss Clayhills writes: "George led an attack and cleared a wood in a very fine way, 31 October . . . There is an account in Conan Doyle's book of a fight the 1st East Lancashire Regiment did well in, and Colonel Lawrence wrote that my brother led his company so well that day that he forwarded his name for mention in Despatches. It never appeared—I was told so many were killed about that time that the names of nearly all the fallen were cut out". The following is Conan Doyle's account: 'The British Campaign in France and Flanders, 1914' (page 229): "La Bassee-Armentieres operations on 21 October—The Germans crossed the River Lys in considerable force, and upon the morning of the 22nd they succeeded in occupying the village of Le Gheir upon the western side, thus threatening to outflank the positions of the 2nd Cavalry Division to the north. In their advance in the early morning of the 22nd they stormed the trenches held by the 2nd Inniskilling Fusiliers, this regiment enduring considerable loss. The trenches on the right were held by the 1st Loyal Lancasters and 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers. These two regiments were at once ordered by General Aulay of the 12th Brigade to initiate a counter-attack under the lead of Colonel Buller. Aulay himself, who is a hard-bitten soldier, moved forward his men, while General Hunter Weston, the indefatigable blower-up of railway lines in South Africa, supported the counter-attack with the Somerset Light Infantry and the 1st East Lancashire Regiment. The latter regiment, under Colonel Lawrence, passed through a wood and reached such a position that they were able to enfilade the Germans in the open, causing them very heavy losses. The action was a brilliant success. The positions lost were reoccupied and the enemy severely punished; over a thousand Germans were killed and wounded, while 300 were taken prisoners. These belonged to the 104th and 179th Saxon Regiments". Captain Clayhills was killed in action at the First Battle of Ypres, 2 November 1914, near Armentieres, and was buried about three miles north of that town and one mile east of the Ploegsteert-Ie-Chair Road. Captain Clayhills was a good all-round sportsman, a good rider, fond of hunting, shooting and cricket, and, in fact, all games and sport. Three of his great-uncles fought at Waterloo; his grandfather was in the Navy guarding the Channel at the time.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
East Lancashire Regiment
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