Pte
Ernest John Clarey

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
23/04/1891
Lieu de naissance:
Ramsey, Isle of Man, Isle of Man

Informations générales

Profession:
Painter

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Numéro de service:
30364
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Douglas, Isle of Man, Isle of Man
Unités:
 —  Machine Gun Corps, 23rd Coy.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
01/08/1917
Lieu de décès:
Lijssenthoek, Remy Siding Casualty Clearing Stations, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Died of wounds (D.O.W.)
Âge:
26

Cimetière

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Parcelle: XVII
Rangée: A
Tombe: 8

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 3

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement
#3 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

Private Ernest John Clarey served in the 23rd Company of the Machine Gun Corps, which was attached to the 23rd Infantry Brigade of the 8th Division.

In this stage of the war, the machine guns were used as a support unit for the infantry. They were ordered to fire barrages at specific zones or targets, just like the artillery. After several reorganizations, the machine gun companies, in 1917, were units under direct command of the brigade commander.

During the Battle of Pilckem Ridge, the 23rd Company was ordered to fire a number of barrages after which they were at the disposal of the commanders of the infantry battalions in the frontline. They were used to withstand German counterattacks and support friendly attacks. On July 31, the machine guns were mounted south of Lake Farm. When the German artillery zeroed in on them, they moved to Lake Farm and held that position and awaited relief. This was, however, postponed until August 1. At some time during this battle, private Clarey was badly wounded. He was probably evacuated to an aid post and died on August 1 of his wounds.

Sources 9

"The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995, pg. 23-5.
Sources utilisées
Ancestry
http://www.ancestry.co.uk
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Ancestry
http://home.ancestry.co.uk/
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/434637/clarey,-ernest-john/
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/
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The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
Sources utilisées
The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
Sources utilisées
War Diary 23rd Coy., Machine Gun Corps
http://www.nmarchive.com/
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War Diary Headquarters, 23rd Infantry Brigade
http://www.nmarchive.com/
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