Sergeant John Frederick Clewett

Date of Birth c. 1890
Age at Death 26
Date of Death 5 September 1916
Service Number 2518
Military Service 18th (County of London) Battalion London Regiment
Merton Address 22 Kirkley Road, Merton Park
Local Memorial Raynes Park Methodist Church

Additional Information

John was the son of John Frederick Clewett snr of Toxteth and his wife, Elizabeth. The family moved to Wolverton where John jnr was born, followed five years later by sister Florence, who was born in Eastleigh, Hampshire.

By 1901 the family was living at Kingston Hill Road and young John was still at school. In 1911 the Clewetts moved to Merton and were living at 22 Kirkley Road, Merton Park. John junior found work as a stained glass artist and metal worker. He volunteered for the army at Chelsea and was soon moved to St. Albans for training.

John’s unit landed at Le Havre in March 1915 and by May the men had been assigned to the 141st Brigade, part of the 47th ( 2nd London ) Division.
They fought at the battle of Loos in September 1915 and at Vimy Ridge in May 1916.

By September the Brigade was stationed in the Somme region and took part in several battles. John was killed in action on 5 September 1916 and buried nearby at the Ecoivres Military Memetery, not far from Arras in Northern France.


* Required field