Claye, Geoffrey W

Geoffrey Woolley Claye, Lieutenant, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
Died of wounds 29th March 1917 in Egypt, aged 23

 

EARLY LIFE

Son of Maj. H. Sandford Claye and Mrs. A. G. Claye, of Elm House, Bollington Cross, Cheshire. Scholar and Graduate of Clare College, Cambridge.

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WW1 SERVICE

Geoffrey Claye died of wounds at the Battle of Gaza on 29th March 1917, aged 23.

 

COMMEMORATION

Lt Geoffrey Claye is buried in Grave Ref. F. 30. of the Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. His father asked for a cross and the words “SCHOLAR AND GRADUATE OF CLARE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE” to be added to his headstone. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Lt Geoffrey Claye.

Locally, Lt Geoffrey Claye is commemorated on the Park GreenTown Hall, King’s School and Park Green Club war memorials, and the Bollington (Palmerston St, Parish Church and Roll of Honour) memorials. Elsewhere, he is commemorated on the Cambridge (Perse School and Clare College Chapel) war memorials.

 

SOURCES

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Macclesfield Times: 13 April 1917


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