Private John William Clements (1880-1914)

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John was born near Hessle in 1880. He was son of George William and Alice Clements nee Tindale. He married Kate Stavely of Beverley in January 1910.They had two children Winifred and John.
John arrived in France on 5 October 1914 as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment (The Green Howards), part of 21st Brigade and 2nd Division. He was killed in the course of a large German attack near Gheluvert, near Ypres, where his Battalion was defending the Menin Road crossroads. He has no known grave and is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in Ypres, Belgium. He was awarded the 1914-15 Star posthumously.

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