Remembering Today 27/3/40 Capt:W.D.Clements,P/63476,55 (The West Somerset Yeomanry) Field Regt.R.A

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Captain CLEMENTS, WILLIAM DAVID
    Service Number P/63476

    Died 27/03/1940

    Aged 29

    55 (The West Somerset Yeomanry) Field Regt.
    Royal Artillery

    Son of Percy A. Clements and E. Mabel Clements, of Stone Gallows Hill, Taunton.


    INSCRIPTION
    ..."BUT HE WILL HAVE A RIGHT TO BE A PILGRIM"
    Casualty
    Buried at TAUNTON (ST. MARY'S) CEMETERY

    Location: Somerset, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 94

    Cemetery/memorial reference: Grave 2/2000.
     
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: William Clements
    Given Initials: W D
    Rank: Captain
    Death Date: 27 Mar 1940
    Number: 63478
    Birth Place: Somerset
    Residence: Somerset
    Regiment at Enlistment: Royal Artillery
    Branch at Enlistment: Royal Artillery
    Theatre of War: United Kingdom
    Regiment at Death: Royal Artillery
    Branch at Death: Royal Artillery

    I note there is a slight difference in the service number ??

    TD
     
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  3. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Western Daily Press 1st April 1940
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  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Thanks Guy

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: William D Clements
    Death Age: 30
    Birth Date: abt 1910
    Registration Date: Mar 1940
    Registration district: Bath
    Inferred County: Somerset
    Volume: 5c
    Page: 2000


    England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
    Name: William David Clements
    Registration Year: 1909
    Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
    Registration district: Taunton
    Parishes for this Registration District: View Ecclesiastical Parishes associated with this Registration District
    Inferred County: Somerset
    Volume: 5c
    Page: 268

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  5. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    1911 Census
    "The Lilacs" Wellington Road. Taunton, Somerset
    Percy Albert Clements, Head, Married, 35, Yeovil Somerset, Draper
    Emilie Mabel Clements, Wife, Married, 31, Taunton Somerset
    John Wotton Percival Clements, Son, 1, Somerset Taunton
    William David Clements, Son, 1, Somerset Taunton
    Laura Hancocok, Servant, Single, 20, Stawley Somerset, General Servant Domestic

    LEGAL BRANCH.
    The undermentioned are granted commissions for the duration of hostilities as Flight Lieutenants on the dates stated: —
    3rd Jan. 1940. John Wotton Percival CLEMENTS (77097).
    (THE LONDON GAZETTE, 23 JANUARY, 1940)

    1939 REGISTER TRANSCRIPTION
    "Four Winds", Stone Gallows Hill, Taunton R.D., Somerset
    NAME DOB OCCUPATION
    Percy A Clements 26 Aug 1875 Director, Clements & Brown Ltd, Drapers
    Emily M (Mabel) Clements 05 Dec 1879 Unpaid Domestic Duties
     

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