CLIFFORD, Wilfred Ewart

Private Wilfred Ewart Clifford
291771, 42221 & 7/5654 Northumberland Fusiliers

Wilfred Clifford appears on the ‘Absent Voters List 1918/19’ and is shown as living on Albert Avenue, Jacksdale. Haydn Clifford, brother of Wilfred is also commemorated on the Jacksdale War Memorial as having served, also shown as a resident of  Albert Avenue.

In 1901 Wilfred was living at his parents’ home at Lindley Street, Selston, Notts. Family details are  Joseph Bingham Clifford aged 41 coal miner b. Pinxton – Selina (nee Brogdale) aged 39 b. Selston – Shrewsbury Milton J. (son) aged 11 b. Allerton, Bradford,Yorkshire – Percy George aged 9 b. Allerton – Haydn Malcolm C. aged 7 b. Pinxton and Wilfred Ewart G. aged 3 b. Selston. By 1911 the family was living at Albert Avenue, Jacksdale at which time his father Joseph was a coal miner/loader, his brothers Percy and Haydn worked at the pipeyard and Shrewsbury was a banksman at the colliery. The census stated that Wilfred had just left school and also that his brother Haydn suffered from fits.

Wilfred was a recipient of the Victory and British War Medals indicating that he had entered a theatre of war. Unfortunately we have no other information about his military career.

We believe Wilfred married Annie Born in Nottingham in 1916 and that they possibly had three children, Wilfred in 1918, Eileen in 1926 and Audrey in 1932.

He died in 1973 in Nottingham.