Gladstone John Garland CLAYTON (1893 - 1918)
Children Self + Spouses Parents Grandparents Greatgrandparents
Gladstone John Garland CLAYTON (1893 - 1918) Benjamin CLAYTON (1837 - 1926) Benjamin CLAYTON (1805 - 1854)

Frances Matilda BROUGHTON (1814 - 1893) William BROUGHTON (1768 - 1821)
Elizabeth Charlotte KENNEDY (1783 - 1843)
Maryanna Mackay GARLAND (1853 - 1920) John GARLAND (1809 - 1892) Thomas GARLAND (1763 - 1859)
Catherine ADAMS (1784 - 1818)
Mary Donaldson HENDERSON (1835 - 1928) John HENDERSON (1816 - )
Ann MUTCH (1816 - )
Gladstone John Garland CLAYTON
Gladstone John Garland CLAYTON
b. 1893 at Murrumburrah, New South Wales, Australia
d. 29 Jul 1918 at France aged 25
Benjamin CLAYTON (1837 - 1926)
Maryanna Mackay GARLAND (1853 - 1920)
Siblings (7):
Irene Francis CLAYTON (1877 - 1971)
Benjamin H CLAYTON (1878 - 1935)
Aileen Emma CLAYTON (1879 - 1974)
Minnie Garland CLAYTON (1881 - 1976)
Kathleen Mair CLAYTON (1886 - 1972)
Carol Broughton CLAYTON (1891 - 1967)
Milton Samuel CLAYTON (1897 - )
Events in Gladstone John Garland CLAYTON (1893 - 1918)'s life
Date Age Event Place Notes Src
1893 Gladstone John Garland CLAYTON was born Murrumburrah, New South Wales, Australia 24113/1893 11
29 Jul 1918 25 Gladstone John Garland CLAYTON died France Killed in Action 11
abt 29 Jul 1918 25 Burial Villers-Bretonneux, France Plot 10, Row D, Grave 4
Personal Notes:
Gladstone John Garland Clayton

Rank: Lieutenant [Lt]

Unit: 18th Battalion (Infantry)

Service: Army

Conflict: 1914-1918

Date of death: 30 July 1918

Cemetery or memorial details: FRANCE 1170 Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery Fouilloy

War Grave Register notes: CLAYTON, Lt. G. J. G., M.C. 18th Bn. Australian Inf. 30th July, 1918. X. D. 4.

Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

Regimental number 1667
Religion Church of England
Occupation Station overseer
Address Binalong Street, Harden, New South Wales
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 22
Next of kin Mother, Mrs M Mackay, Binalong Street, Harden, New South Wales
Enlistment date 7 May 1915
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 18th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/35/2
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 23 May 1918

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 29 May 1918

Other details from Roll of Honour Circular Enlisted 7 May 1915; taken on strength 18 Battalion 16 August 1915; wounded at Hill 60, Gallipoli 27 August 1915; shellshock at Pozieres 5 August 1916; wounded but remained on duty at Bullecourt 3 March 1917; 2Lt 20 January 1917; Lt 22 April 1917.
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll) Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Place of death or wounding Villers-Bretonneux
Age at death 25
Place of burial No known grave
Commemoration details Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France

Villers-Bretonneux is a village about 15 km east of Amiens. The Memorial stands on the high ground ('Hill 104') behind the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Fouilloy, which is about 2 km north of Villers-Bretonneux on the east side of the road to Fouilloy.

The Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux is approached through the Military Cemetery, at the end of which is an open grass lawn which leads into a three-sided court. The two pavilions on the left and right are linked by the north and south walls to the back (east) wall, from which rises the focal point of the Memorial, a 105 foot tall tower, of fine ashlar. A staircase leads to an observation platform, 64 feet above the ground, from which further staircases lead to an observation room. This room contains a circular stone tablet with bronze pointers indicating the Somme villages whose names have become synonymous with battles of the Great War; other battle fields in France and Belgium in which Australians fought; and far beyond, Gallipoli and Canberra.

On the three walls, which are faced with Portland stone, are the names of 10,885 Australians who were killed in France and who have no known grave. The 'blocking course' above them bears the names of the Australian Battle Honours.

After the war an appeal in Australia raised £22,700, of which £12,500 came from Victorian school children, with the request that the majority of the funds be used to build a new school in Villers-Bretonneux. The boys' school opened in May 1927, and contains an inscription stating that the school was the gift of Victorian schoolchildren, twelve hundred of whose fathers are buried in the Villers-Bretonneux cemetery, with the names of many more recorded on the Memorial. Villers-Bretonneux is now twinned with Robinvale, Victoria, which has in its main square a memorial to the links between the two towns.

Military Cross
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer led his platoon with great gallantry in the face of heavy artillery and machine gun fire to the attack of an enemy command post, which he captured with the officer in charge, who was in the act of sending a message by telephone when he was taken. Whilst our troops were consolidating, several officers and men were shot by snipers, whom he eventually drove off by skilful bombing. His coolness during the work of consolidation was not more marked than the courage with which he led the attack, and his whole conduct set a high example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
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