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2567 (later 428499) Sapper GEORGE H. CLEGG
Royal Engineers

by
Lieutenant Colonel Edward De Santis 2008

CENSUS DATA(1)

Address: 325 Circus Street, Liverpool. Civil Parish: Liverpool. Ecclesiastical Parish: Christ Church. Borough of Liverpool. Ward of Municipal Borough: St. Anne’s

Head of Household: Arthur Clegg, age 34, Printer Compositor, born in Bolton, Lancashire.

Wife: Selma Clegg, age 32, born in Bolton, Lancashire.

Daughter: Ida Clegg, age 12, born on the Isle of Man.

Son: George H. Clegg, age 10, born on the Isle of Man.

Son: Leonard Clegg, age 5, born on the Isle of Man.

Daughter: Doris Clegg, age 2, born of the Isle of Man.

ENLISTMENT(2)

Enlisted as 2567 Sapper, 2nd West Lancashire Field Company, R.E. (Territorial Force).

UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT(3)

2nd West Lancashire Field Company, R.E., later redesignated the 423rd (West Lancashire) Field Company, R.E. with the 55th (West Lancashire) Division.

ACTIVE SERVICE IN THE GREAT WAR(4)

Arrived in France and Flanders on 12 July 1915.

BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS & UNIT LOCATIONS(5,6)

The company was formed as part of the West Lancashire Division in April 1908.

At Knowsley, Liverpool in July 1909 and later at Caerwys in north Wales.

In the County of Kent in October 1914.

At Hallencourt, 3 January 1916.

At Guillemont, 30 July 1916

Battle of Guillemont, 3 to 6 September 1916

Battle of Ginchy, 9 September 1916

Battle of Flers-Courcelette, 15 to 22 September 1916

Battle of Morval, 25 to 28 September 1916

Battle of Pilckem, 31 July to 2 August 1917

At Ypres, 20 September 1917

Battle of Menin Road, 20 to 25 September 1917

Battle of Cambrai, 20 November to 3 December 1917

At Le Preol, 24 January 1918

At Gorre Wood, 8 April 1918

At Mesplaux Farm, 9 April 1918

Battle of Estaires, 9 to 11 April 1918

At Hazebrouck, 12 to 15 April 1918

Pursuit to Mons, 28 September to 11 November 1918

At Don, 15 to 16 October 1918

At Cysoing, 30 October 1918

MEDAL ENTITLEMENTS(4)

1914-15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

REFERENCES

(1) 1901 Census of England – Public Record Office File RG 13/3423.

(2) Naming on the Victory Medal.

(3) Army Council Instructions (ACI) 2243 Appendix 192, of 1916.

(4) Medal Index Card of 428121 Sapper James Jennion, R.E..

(5) Battle Honours of the Royal Engineers. The Royal Engineers Journal, Institution of Royal Engineers, Chatham, Kent, 1925-32.

(6) Coop, J.O. The Story of the 55th (West Lancashire) Division. "Daily Post" Printers,

Liverpool, 1919.