Arthur Nathan CLAYTON

CLAYTON, Arthur Nathan

Service Number: 1526
Enlisted: 10 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Frewville, South Australia, 7 December 1894
Home Town: Frewville, South Australia
Schooling: Gilles Street School
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Wounds, 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Etaples, France, 21 August 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension
Plot II, Row R, Grave 11,
Memorials: Adelaide Gilles Street Primary School WW1 Honour Board (Original), Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

10 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1526, Morphettville, South Australia
19 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1526, 8th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
19 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1526, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
8 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1526, 8th Infantry Battalion
24 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1526, 60th Infantry Battalion
15 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1526, 57th Infantry Battalion
21 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1526, 57th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Born: 7 December 1894 in Unley, South Australia
SA Births 1842 - 1906 Book: 555 Page: 35 District: Ade.

Father Thomas Charles Samuel Clayton
17/07/1894 married (age 34 years) to  Ellen Horner (age 22 years)
                  at St Luke Church, Adelaide, SA
Mother Ellen (Nellie) Clayton (nee Horner - born 1872, Mitcham - d. 14/05/1904 Adelaide, SA)
lived at Main Avenue, Frewville, South Australia.

Elsie Beatrice CLAYTON  b: 19/05/1896 Unley, SA
Frank Ashley CLAYTON   b: 25/02/1902 Adelaide, SA - d. 22/9/1966 in Woodville, SA
Nellie Hilda CLAYTON      b: 09/05/1904 Adelaide, SA

Described on enlisting as 20 years 1 month of age; single; 5' 6" tall; 11 stone;
fair complexion; hazel brown eyes; fair hair; Church of England

10/09/1914   enlisted into WWI at Morphettville, South Australia

19/02/1915   embarked Port of Melbourne onboard HMAT Runic A54
                    as a Private with 8th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement

08/05/1915   joined 8th Infantry Battalion, in ANZAC, Gallipoli (from reinforcements)

07/07/1915   sick to hospital, Gallipoli
19/07/1915   rejoined unit

07/01/1916   disembarked into Alexandria, ex HT Empress of Britain

24/02/1916   taken on strength 60th Infantry Battalion, Serapeum

15/03/1916   taken on strength 57th Infantry Battalion, Tel-el-Kebir

17/06/1916   embarked to join British Expeditionary Force onboard HT Transylvania,
                    ex Alexandria
23/06/1916    disembarked into Marseilles, France

19/08/1916   shell wound to right forearm, neck and face received in action, France
                   admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station

21/08/1916   died of wounds received in action at 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station

Buried in:      Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension, France
                    Plot II, Row R, Grave 11

His name is commemorated on Panel 163 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

Medals:         1914/15 Star (7245), British War medal (9460), Victory medal (9412)
                    Memorial Plaque and Scroll (318227)

Submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  10/02/2017.  Lest we forget.





Mr. and Mrs. S. Clayton, of Main-avenue, Frewville, have received word that their son, Private Arthur N. Clayton, aged 21 years, died of wounds in France on August 21. He enlisted on August 20 and was at the landing in Gallipoli. Previous to enlisting he was employed by Wunderlich, Limited, for between four and five years. He was highly respected by a large circle of friends." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 14 Oct 1916 (