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CLAPTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Duncan Brownlie 2009

The Clatpon war memorial is to be found opposite the village hall and takes the form of a base surmounted by a plinth and plain Latin cross with the inscription in relief on copper plaques on one side of the plinth. The memorial list 15 men who served in World War 1 and 3 who died; for World War 2 there is one name listed as dying and 11 who served and returned.

Photographs Copyright © Duncan Brownlie 2009

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN PRODUCT AND GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE
WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

KILLED IN ACTION

ASHMAN

William

Private 11549, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. He died on the 28th September 1915 aged 20, and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France. Son of the late Mr and Mrs William Ashman. Soldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born and lived at Farrington Gurney, Somerset; and enlisted at Taunton.

DERRICK

Frank [Henry]

Serjeant 147536, 178th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. He previously served as Private 7342, Somerset Light Infantry. He was killed in action on the 28th June 1916 aged 32, and is buried at Norfolk Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, France. Soldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born and enlisted at Midsomer Norton. Son of George and Fannie Derrick of Clapton; husband of Lenora Derrick of Clapton, Somerset. Lenora Derrick remarried Frederick Derrick in 1920. Her son by this marriage is the only 1939-45 casualty listed.

TUCK

John

Private 14012, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. He was killed in action on the 10th March 1915, and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France. Soldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born and lived at Ston Easton, Somerset; and enlisted at Taunton.

RETURNED

CADE

P

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COMER

J

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DAVIS

A

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DAVIS

W

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DERRICK

E

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DERRICK

G

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FOWLER

B

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GILHAM

A

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GILHAM

F

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GUMBLETON

E

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HILLIER

J

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HILLMAN

T

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MOON

B

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SHEPPARD

C

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SHEPPARD

F

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19839-1945

KILLED IN ACTION

DERRICK

William [Alfred]

Private 5682609, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. He died on the 27th June 1944 aged 21, and is buried at Assisi War Cemetery, Italy. Son of Fredrick and Lenora Derrick of Clapton, Somerset. Lenora Derrick’s first husband, Frank Derrick, is listed amongst the 1914-18 casualties above.

THESE R ETURNED

ALLAN

J

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BISHOP

D

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CARTER

A

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DERRICK

E

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DERRICK

P

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GULLIFORD

C

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GULLIFORD

L

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MOON

A

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MOON

C

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STEVENS

D

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YOUNG

J

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Last updated 16 March, 2009

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