Born: 1896, Ipswich.

Died: 6th August 1915; age 19; KiA – Gallipoli.

Enlistment Location: Colchester, Essex.

Date of Entry Therein: 20th July 1915 – Balkans.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 18386

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

Special Memorial. B. 55.

Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery,

Turkey (including Gallipoli).


Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late William & Laura, of Ipswich; brother of Mrs. Laura Kate Emily Peerless, of 91, Rose Hill Road, Ipswich.





1901   27, Alston Road, Ipswich.


William was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Clary, 29, an Engine Turner, born Ipswich.

Ellen Jane Clary (nee Moule), 32, born Bury St. Edmund, Suffolk.

Edward E. Clary, 13, born Elmswell, Suffolk.

Ethel May Clary, 7, born Elmswell.

Laura Kate Emily Clary, 6, born Ipswich.

Frederick Henry Clary, 2 months, born Ipswich.


1911   23, Bright Street, Stoke, Ipswich.


William was 14 year old, a Warehouse Boy – Store. He was living with his widowed paternal grandmother & aunt.

Sarah Clary, 59, born Norwich, Norfolk.

Emily Mabel Clary, 22, a Tailoress – Coat Hand, born Ipswich.


William’s medals were sent to his sister, Mrs. Laura Kate Emily Peerless (wife of Wilfred David Peerless).


Essex Regiment, 1st Battalion


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