LOUIS GEORGE CLIFFORD

(Not on Christchurch Park Memorial)

Born: 23rd June 1889, Hereford, Herefordshire.
Died: 3rd April 1918; age: 28; Died of Disease.
Residence: 9, Little Wolsey Street, Ipswich.

Louis first enlisted in the Royal Navy at Devonport on the 23rd June 1910, he signed up for 12 years. An Insurance Agent, height 5ft 11 1/2ins, fresh complexion, brown eyes & dark brown hair. Tattoo 5 dots left forearm.
Service:
‘Vivid’ Stoker II class – 23rd June 1910 – 28th February 1911
‘Vivid’ Stoker II class – 2nd April 1911 – 8th June 1911 – Invalided – Phthisis.

Enlistment Details: Date: 9th April 1915; age: 25 years & 11 months. Height: 5ft 11 1/2ins. Tattoo – 5 dots left forearm.
Date of Entry Therein: 22nd July 1915.
Discharged: 10th March 1916.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 2268

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, 2nd/1st East Anglian Field Ambulance.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star + the Silver War Badge.

Grave Reference:IMG_6717
BA.IA.29.
Ipswich Old Cemetery,
Ipswich.

Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Lucy Maude Clifford, of 6, School Street, Ipswich.

CENSUS

1891   Hereford, Herefordshire.

Louis was a year old and living with his widowed mother at the home of his widowed, maternal grandmother.
Harriet Sayer, 60, Provision Dealer, born Birmingham, Warwickshire.
Jane Clifford, 34, born Ledbury, Herefordshire.
1 lodger.

1901   41, Mount Street, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire.

Louis was 11 years old and living with his maternal aunt & uncle, cousins & grandmother.
William Jenkins, 39, a Coachman, born Stow-on-the Wold, Gloucestershire.
Olive Adeline Jenkins (nee Sayer), 30, born Newent, Gloucestershire.
Leonard Jenkins, 15, a Bicycle Rim Maker, born Birmingham.
Harriet Ann Jenkins, 7, born 7, born Birmingham.
William J. Jenkins, 4, born Birmingham.
John Jenkins, 1, born Birmingham.
Harriet Sayer, 70.

1911   Navy Barracks, Keyham, Devonport.

Louis was 21 years old, a Stoker 2nd Class for the Royal Navy.

Louis’s father was George Clifford, born 1856, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire – died 1890, Hereford, Herefordshire. He was a Letter Carrier.

Louis’s mother, Jane Clifford, died 1899, Birmingham, Warwickshire.

In 1913, Ipswich, Louis married Lucy Maude Bore, born January 1890, Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk.They had 3 children:
Leslie George Arnold Clifford, born February 1913, Ipswich.
Peter Sidney F. Clifford, born 1915, Samford, Suffolk.
Irene M. Clifford, born 1917, Ipswich.

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