THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

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THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Postby kiwi » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:36 pm

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COX, W. H. 1st Class Stoker, R.N. Serving in H.M.S. "Astria" at the outbreak of hostilities, he did good service in this ship which was engaged with the Grand Fleet in the North Sea, and later in the Mediterranean. Later he was aboard H.M.S. "Cornwallis" when she was blown up by an enemy torpedo, and was discharged as unfit for further service in December 1919. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals. 72, Fawcett Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

CRAMER, G. R., Driver, R.A.S.C. (M.T.) He volunteered in April 1915, and four months later proceeded to France, where he was employed in the transport of ammunition and supplies in the Ypres, Ploegsteert, Somme, Messines and Cambral sectors. He served at Bethune with the 71st Siege Battery, and took part in the Retreat and Advance of 1918. Returning home, he was demobilised in March 1919, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
54, Cherry Gardens Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

CLAYDON, F., Sapper, R.E. He joined in 1916, and in the same year was drafted overseas, seeing service in many sectors of the Western Front, particularly the Somme, Ypres, and Arras, until the close of hostilities. He was demobilised in 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
80, Trundleys Road, Deptford, S.E.8.

CLAYTON, W. G., Sergt., 12th East Surrey Regt. Volunteering in July 1915, he crossed to France in May of the following year, and took part in the Battles of the Somme, Beaumont-Hamel, Arras, Ypres, Passchendaele, and in various minor engagements. In November 1927, he proceeded to Italy, and experienced much fighting on the Piave, but returned to the Western Front in time for the Retreat and Advance of 1918. After the Armistice he was sent with the Army of Occupation into Germany, and served on the Rhine. He was demobilised in February 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
32, Seaford Buildings, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

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CLEARY, W., Steward, R.N.R., and Driver, R.A.S.C. He joined in August 1915, and for a time was engaged on important war duties in s.s. "Wilster" and "Sauterams." He also saw service in H.M.S. "Sunhill," "Chauguinola," and "Monea," and did valuable patrol work with the Grand Fleet in the North Sea. In February 1918 he was transferred to the Army, and with the Royal Army Service Corps did excellent transport work on many sectors of the Western Front in the last stages of hostilities. Demobilised in October 1919, he holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
29, Crauham Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.
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Re: THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Postby kiwi » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:25 am

THREE BRAVE MEN FROM THE SAME FAMILY

CRACKNELL, F., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. Volunteering in September 1914, he passed through his training and was drafted to France in July of the following year, seeing much heavy fighting at various points of the line. On September 27th 1916, whilst taking part in the later stages of the great Offensive on the Somme he gave his life for King and Country, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals. His body lies in Thiepval Cemetery.
"Nobly striving, He nobly fell that we might live."
11, Galleywall Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

CRACKNELL, H., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. Joining in January 1918, he proceeded in the following July to the Western Front after his training, and did duty as a hospital attendant, until he was eventually demobilised in December 1919. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
11. Galleywall Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

CRACKNELL, H., Private, R.A.S.C. (M.T.) Volunteering in May 1915, he proceeded to Egypt at the end of the same year, and later to Salonika, where he rendered good service in connection with engagements on the Vardar and Struma rivers, also at Monastir. He continued to carry out the duties of transport on that front to the end of the campaign, and was finally demobilised in March 1919. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
11, Galleywall Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

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Re: THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Postby kiwi » Tue May 14, 2019 2:12 am

Possibly from the same family?

CLEAK, A. E.,Pte.,14th London Regt.(London Scottish) He volunteered in 1914, and in the same year proceeded to France, where he saw much heavy fighting at La Bassee, Ypres, Neuve Chapelle, the Somme, Cambrai, and many other engagements until hostilities ceased. After his return home he was demobilised in 1919, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
89, Clarence Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

CLEAK, T. W., Private, 2nd Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Mobilised in August 1914, he was soon afterwards drafted to France, and fought gallantly in the memorable Retreat from Mons. He was unfortunately killed in action in 1915, and was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"His life for his Country, his soul to God."
89, Clarence Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

CLEAK, C. H., Pte., Queen's (R. West Surrey Regt.) Joining in March 1918, he embarked shortly afterwards for France, and there took an active part in various engagements in the Advance of the Allies of that year. After the Armistice he was sent to Germany, and served with the Army of Occupation on the Rhine. He was demobilised in October 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
23, Odessa Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

CLEAK, F. C. C., Private, M.G.C. He joined in September 1916, and in the following year was drafted to Egypt. He did much valuable service there and in Palestine for a time, but later proceeded to France, and fought at Ypres, and Cambrai. He was unhappily killed in action in the Somme sector in 1918, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
"He joined the great white company of valiant souls."
13, Melledge Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16. .

CLEAK, W. G. E., A.B., R.N., H.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth." He volunteered in October 1915, and after his training at the Crystal Palace and Portsmouth, proceeded to Scapa Flow. He was subsequently engaged on important escort and convoy work in the North Sea and the Atlantic, and on one occasion his vessel was torpedoed, but he was picked up by an English destroyer and landed at Dover. After much valuable service he was demobilised in June 1919, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
1, Hatteraick Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.


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