William Henry CLAPHAM


CLAPHAM, William Henry

Service Number: 1163
Enlisted: 23 September 1914, Enlisted at Kensington, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia, 1894
Home Town: West Wallsend, Lake Macquarie Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: State School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Hairdresser
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Special Memorial, Row A, Grave 2 Headstone inscription reads: Their glory shall not be blotted out
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, West Wallsend Methodist Church Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

23 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1163, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Kensington, NSW
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1163, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1163, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Albert and Elizabeth Clapham of Withers Street, West Wallsend, NSW

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Previously had worked in the mines