John CLAYTON

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CLAYTON, John

Service Number: 22116
Enlisted: 26 October 1915, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 23rd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade
Born: Winton, Queensland, 1892
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Kalgoolie Central School, Western Australia
Occupation: Painter
Died: Died of wounds, Messines, Belgium, 13 July 1917
Cemetery: Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Plot 1, Row B, Grave 17
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

26 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 22116, 23rd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
20 May 1916: Involvement Gunner, SN 22116, 23rd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade
20 May 1916: Embarked Gunner, SN 22116, 23rd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, HMAT Medic, Melbourne
13 Jul 1917: Involvement Gunner, SN 22116
13 Jul 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 22116, Messines

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Thomas and Augustina Clayton, of 17 Preswent Street Kalgoorlie, Western Australia; brother of Leonard Eric Clayton who served with the 11 Battalion and returned to Australia on the 8 January 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal