The short life and
assumed death of Jack Clegg
(CH/19403 Pte. John Clegg, Royal Marine Light Infantry)
The story of Jack Clegg & Barnsley's Royal Marines volunteers in the Royal Naval Division during WW1.
THE JACK CLEGG MEMORIAL
ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION CASUALTIES OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1924
IS AVAILABLE TO SEARCH ONLINE AT FINDMYPAST.COM, ANCESTRY.CO.UK & FORCESWARRECORDS.COM
Now also available to search at FINDMYPAST.COM more JACK CLEGG Memorial Databases:-
ROYAL MARINES CAMPAIGN MEDAL ROLLS 1914-1920
(76,000 officers & other ranks details transcribed in full from ADM/171)
ROYAL NAVAL OFFICERS' CAMPAIGN MEDAL ROLLS
(53,000 officers details transcribed in full from ADM/171)
ROYAL NAVAL VOLUNTEER RESERVE RATINGS CAMPAIGN MEDAL ROLLS 1914-1920
(72,000 other ranks details transcribed in full from ADM/171)
THE 1914 STAR MEDAL ROLL FOR THE ROYAL NAVY & ROYAL MARINES
(12,223 all ranks who qualified by service with Naval Units in France & Belgium between 5th August 1914 & midnight on 22nd/23rd November 1914. Details transcribed in full from ADM/171)
Foreign Awards & Decorations to Officers
of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Royal Naval
Air Service & Royal Naval Reserve 1914-1922.
(3031 Foreign Decorations & Medals to Officers of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Royal Naval Air Service & Royal Naval Reserve 1914-1922. A small number of Naval Other Ranks are included, together with some Civil Admiralty Staff.details transcribed in full from ADM/171)
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More photos, investigations into
Royal Naval Division servicemen's burials & other articles of Great War
The old cwgc.co.uk website is now incorporated here:-
to the identification & commemoration of those missing from the Commonwealth
War Graves Commission's registers & the correction of erroneous service
(Now defunct & rendered obsolete in 2008 by the IN FROM THE COLD PROJECT, to which all enquiries regarding corrections & omissions in CWGC Records should now be directed. Readers will find many of the cases of non-commemoration listed here are now resolved, details last edited in 2008.)
"If ye break faith with us who die, we shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders fields."
From "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae
UNKNOWN GRAVE IDENTIFIED
Error occludes identity of Royal Marine for 89 years
The forgotten Marines killed in Ireland in 1921
Sub Lt. John NORMAN R.N.V.R.
Howe Battalion, R.N.D.
Antwerp & Gallipoli 30/10/14 to 4/6/15
NAVAL DIVISION MEMORIAL PLAQUES
A library of images of RND Bronze Memorial Plaques, Scrolls, medals & photos.
Notes on origins, history & identification
FIVE RND MEN FINALLY RECEIVE RECOGNITION
We are pleased to report that the names of five RND men have at last been added to the Helles Memorial Addenda panels. The Commission have kindly provided photos of the newly inscribed panels below (The five RND men are:- Jackson H. RMLI, Jennings J. RMLI, Baldwin H.R. RNVR, Graham E. RNVR, & Norris G.H. RNVR)
Sadly, a further five RND men STILL remain uncommemorated after four years sitting in the CWGC 'in-tray' & have yet to be added to the Commission's records & to this Addenda Panel. For full details click here:- HELLES ADDENDA
The Commission has notified us 18/4/2005 that the following two men, members of Lord Kitchener's Staff lost aboard the HMS "Hampshire" 5/6/16 have been accepted by the MoD for commemoration. Their names will be added to the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, in due course.
For full details click here: Kitchener's Lost Staff
GERMAN VIEW OF TREATIES
"A SCRAP OF PAPER"
Imperial Chancellor is said to have expressed inability to understand the
attitude of England, & to have exclaimed, "Why should you make war
upon us for a scrap of paper?"
Sir Edward Goschen is reported to have replied that he understood the German Statesman's inability to comprehend British action, but that England attached importance to "the scrap of paper" (the Treaty guaranteeing Belgian neutrality) because it bore her signature as well as that of Germany.
Gallipoli April 2001
Although this is not typical of what may be found on the Gallipoli Peninsula, it is quite common in certain areas of the former Gallipoli battlefields to see similar signs of the human cost of war. (There are at least three different sets of remains here, with several femurs visible).
These remains were found behind Turkish positions on Kidney Hill with another partial skeleton nearby, indicating that they may be Turkish dead. The battlefield visitor who reported the finds to us was understandably disturbed by what he saw, saying ...... "I think about those skeletons every day now and wonder who those guys might have been. We found hundreds of human bones lying about and another nearly complete skeleton, but we didn't find any evidence to indicate who he was. I nearly stepped on him; he was on Holly Ridge in the Anzac sector. Had we found anything close by which would have indicated the men were British, we would have reported it to the Commission".
Owing to the geographical isolation of the Peninsula, such finds may lie undisturbed indefinitely. The scene is in stark contrast to the battlefields of France and Belgium where such a find would not remain for long.