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2nd Lt V H Clay MC
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2nd Lt Vernon Harcourt Clay MC, 10th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers, is buried at Wainsgate Chapel, Old Town, Hebden Bridge, West Yorks. (Wainsgate is a redundant Baptist Chapel and burial ground now owned by the Historic Chapels Trust).
His grave is marked by a family headstone and a CWGC headstone.
He was badly wounded near Contalmaison, July 7th 1916, and died at the Chelsea Hospital,London, 26th October 1916, age 21.
He was born in Hebden Bridge and educated at New College, Harrogate. Other family members are buried in the plot behind his: his brother Laurence (1881- 1906), his father Joseph (1857-1935), his mother Eva Ann (nee Thorp), died 1935 age 80, and his sister Doris Gwendoline Clay (1885 - 1969).

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