Wend Posted 20 November , 2013 Share Posted 20 November , 2013 Hi Everyone Well you have helped me with 1 of my great uncles Arthur Clayton now for his brother who also lost his life, Fred Clayton died 25 April 1918 of wounds and buried at Morbecque Cemetery, Nord, France. I think he was buried in that cemetery as it was most likely the closest to where he died, I cannot find any other MGC graves there. I have his Service Records and would like to know more about the following please: He signed up with East Yorkshire Reg 21546 Dec 12 1915 and transferred to Army Reserve and then: mobilized 24.01.16 14.06.1916 9th EYR, embarked to serve with 8th EYR - OC 21 IBD Etaples 03.07.16 07.07.16 posted to 11th EYR Transferred to Machine Gun Corps 70351. There is also noted Capt W P Deane For Officer 1/c REG INFY Sect No3 3rd Echelon 6 12/16 I hope the above makes sense ??? It states on his SR ""Transferred to Machine Gun Corps and allotted new Reg No 70351 29.11.1916 Auth. C.R.No 18530/360 A d/29.11.16"". On another sheet it states he was with 92nd Coy and upon death was with 21st Bn. Would he most likely have been a gunner in the EY Reg and then requested a transfer to the MGC or have been transferred by the army as an order ??? Was soldiers moved around as much as Fred appears to have done within a tiny timescale ??? Was there fighting within the area of Morbecque for him to be buried there or was there a Field Ambulance / Clearing Station where he would have been treated etc.. ??? I have a letter he sent home before going to France he was at Rugely Camp, Crannock Chase, Staffs, 23 Feb 1916. Kind regards Wend Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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