CLIFFORD, Haydn

Private Haydn Malcolm C.  Clifford
36508  9th Leicestershire Regiment

Haydn Clifford appears on the ‘Absent Voters List 1918/19′ residence Albert Avenue, Jacksdale. On the 1901 census Haydn is aged seven living at his parents’ home at Lindley Street, Selston, Notts as follows:- Joseph B. Clifford head of household aged 41 coal miner b. Pinxton, Notts – Selina aged 39 b. Selston – Shrewsbury (son) aged 11 b. Allerton, Yorkshire – George aged 9 b. Allerton – Haydn aged 7 b. Pinxton and Wilfred aged 3 b. Selston, Notts. By 1911 the family had moved to Albert Avenue, Jacksdale and the census records that he was employed at the pipe yard but also that Haydn suffered from fits.

In 1915 Haydn married Florence M. Hart in Basford District, Notts and they had three children, Florence M. Clifford in 1919, Joseph W. Clifford in 1920 and Elsie in 1922.

An Eastwood & Kimberley Newspaper article dated 28th May 1926 reports ” Haydn Clifford, aged 32 of Oakland Cottages, Albert Avenue, Jacksdale collapsed in a Nottingham Street on Saturday night and was removed to the General Hospital”. No reason for his collapse is given but Haydn, like many veterans of the Great War could easily have returned with seriously impaired health or perhaps it was due to the fact that he suffered fits. He obviously survived the incident as a death in 1934 is recorded on the BMD index for one Haydn Clifford, aged 39 at Bingham, Notts.

Haydn was a recipient of the Victory and British War Medals as well as Silver War Badge number 429030.

The Absent Voters List of 1919 also lists Haydn’s brother, Wilfred Clifford resident of Albert Avenue, Jacksdale also commemorated on the Jacksdale War Memorial as having served.