Frank Clifford

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Personal and Family Information

Frank was born about FEB 1895 in Finmere, Oxfordshire, the son of Harry aka Henry Clifford and Elizabeth Barrett.[Notes 1, 2]

He died on 1 JUL 1916 in Battle of the Somme, Somme, Picardy, France.[Notes 3, 4, 5]

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Frank Clifford
(c1895-1916)

 

Harry aka Henry Clifford
(1864-1900)

 

John Clifford
(<1836-1932)

 

John Clifford
(1803-1866)

+
   

Sarah Davis
(1810-1883)

+
   

Ann Clifford
(1837-1888)

 

Thomas Clifford
(1799-1874)

+
   

Ann Tapping
(1803-1885)

 
   

Elizabeth Barrett
(c1858-?)

   
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
BirthABT FEB 1895
Place: Finmere, Oxfordshire
FreeBMD
Source: FreeBMD
Authors: extr. Su Floyd

See Note 1
See Note 2
Death01 JUL 1916
Place: Battle of the Somme, Somme, Picardy, France
Finmere and Little Tingewick Historical Society Newsletter
Source: Finmere and Little Tingewick Historical Society Newsletter
Authors: Finmere and Little Tingewick Historical Society
Page: The War Memorial: "Their Name Liveth for Evermore"

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Authors: Commonwealth War Graves Commission of the United Kingdom
Publisher: http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet/search.aspx
Page: http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=760873

See Note 3
See Note 4
See Note 5
Baptism31 MAR 1895
Place: Finmere, Oxfordshire
Type: Baptism
Parish Registers - Finmere, Oxfordshire, England
Source: Parish Registers - Finmere, Oxfordshire, England
Authors: Parish Church of Finmere, Oxfordshire, England
Publisher: Transcription by Toni Skidmore - Some records taken from Oxfordshire Family History Society transcription on microfiche; others transcribed from original parish register.
Page: Baptisms

See Note 6
See Note 7
Census31 MAR 1901
Place: Mixbury, Oxfordshire
Type: 1901 Census
1901 U.K. Census
Source: 1901 U.K. Census
Authors: Public Records Office of the United Kingdom
Publisher: PRO Online database http://www.census.pro.gov.uk/
Page: Mixbury, Oxfordshire

See Note 8
See Note 9
Burial01 JUL 1916
Place: Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, Picardy, France
Type: Burial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Authors: Commonwealth War Graves Commission of the United Kingdom
Publisher: http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet/search.aspx
Page: http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=760873

See Note 10
See Note 11

Notes

Note 1

Births Mar 1895 Brackley 3b 7

Note 2

Births Mar 1895 (>99%)

Clifford Frank Brackley 3b 7

Note 3

Date of Death: 01 Jul 1916

Note 4

Frank Clifford

Frank was the son of Harry and Elizabeth Clifford of Finmere. He was a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment and his death is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in the Somme, France. The panels of the arched memorial are inscribed with over names 73,000 of British and French soldiers killed in the Somme Battlefield between 1916-17, and who have no known graves. Frank was killed on 1 July 1916, aged 21. On that day, the British Army suffered 57,470 casualties in the Somme, the heaviest loss of life in a single day during the War.

Note 5

Casualty Details

Name: CLIFFORD, FRANK

Initials: F

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment: Wiltshire Regiment

Unit Text: 2nd Bn.

Age: 21

Date of Death: 01 Jul 1916

Service No: 19638

Additional information: Son of Harry and Elizabeth Clifford, of Finmere,

Buckingham.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 13 A

Cemetery: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Note 6

31 Mar 1895 Frank, son of Harry & Elizabeth Clifford, Finmere, Labourer

Note 7

31 Mar 1895

Frank, son of Harry & Elizabeth Clifford, Finmere, Labourer

Note 8

age 6, with mother, sis, 4 bro

Note 9

NameAgeWhereAdministrativeCivil ParishOccupationBornCounty

Elizabeth Clifford43Winslow BucksOxfordshireMixburyWorker At Home

Harrett Clifford10Finmere OxonOxfordshireMixbury

Herbert Clifford9Finmere OxonOxfordshireMixbury

Edward Clifford7Finmere OxonOxfordshireMixbury

Frank Clifford6Finmere OxonOxfordshireMixbury

Norman Clifford4Finmere OxonOxfordshireMixbury

Leonard Clifford2Finmere OxonOxfordshireMixbury

Note 10

Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 13 A

Cemetery: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Note 11

Casualty Details

Name: CLIFFORD, FRANK

Initials: F

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment: Wiltshire Regiment

Unit Text: 2nd Bn.

Age: 21

Date of Death: 01 Jul 1916

Service No: 19638

Additional information: Son of Harry and Elizabeth Clifford, of Finmere,

Buckingham.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 13 A

Cemetery: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Sources

  1. FreeBMD
    Source: FreeBMD
    Authors: extr. Su Floyd
  2. Finmere and Little Tingewick Historical Society Newsletter
    Source: Finmere and Little Tingewick Historical Society Newsletter
    Authors: Finmere and Little Tingewick Historical Society
    Page: The War Memorial: "Their Name Liveth for Evermore"
  3. Commonwealth War Graves Commission
    Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
    Authors: Commonwealth War Graves Commission of the United Kingdom
    Publisher: http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet/search.aspx
    Page: http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=760873
  4. Parish Registers - Finmere, Oxfordshire, England
    Source: Parish Registers - Finmere, Oxfordshire, England
    Authors: Parish Church of Finmere, Oxfordshire, England
    Publisher: Transcription by Toni Skidmore - Some records taken from Oxfordshire Family History Society transcription on microfiche; others transcribed from original parish register.
    Page: Baptisms
  5. Commonwealth War Graves Commission
    Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
    Authors: Commonwealth War Graves Commission of the United Kingdom
    Publisher: http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet/search.aspx
    Page: http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=760873
  6. 1901 U.K. Census
    Source: 1901 U.K. Census
    Authors: Public Records Office of the United Kingdom
    Publisher: PRO Online database http://www.census.pro.gov.uk/
    Page: Mixbury, Oxfordshire
  7. Clifford family research by Toni Skidmore
    Source: Clifford family research by Toni Skidmore
    Authors: Toni Skidmore