This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 47376
- Rank: Private
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Newcumnock
- Address: 15 Glenagnes Rd, Dundee
- Occupation: Dairyman
Mary Clapperton, 15 Glenagnes Rd, Dundee
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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