John Clapperton

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 47376
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Lancashire Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd/8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 18.03.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.O.15.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Newcumnock
  • Address: 15 Glenagnes Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Dairyman
  • Mother:

    Mary Clapperton, 15 Glenagnes Rd, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    2 brothers

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Clapperton

John Clapperton   47376   Lancashire Fusiliers

Information has come to hand that Pte. John Clapperton, third son of Mr and Mrs Clapperton, 15 Glenagnes Road, Dundee, has been killed in action in France.  Pte. Clapperton was well known in the Blackness district, and was a young man of sunny disposition.  Previous to enlistment in the Scots Greys twelve months ago he was in business with his father as a dairyman in Glenagnes Road.  Mr Clapperton has other two sons serving—one in the Royal Engineers and the other in the Royal Artillery.

Dundee Courier 9th April 1918

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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