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Ernest Edward Clacy MM

Corporal 72577 1/6th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Wounded and missing and presumed to have died 11 October 1918 aged 21
Remembered on Ash War Memorial
Remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais
Remembered on the Memorial to the Men of Ash Vale in St Mary’s Church

Ernest Clacy was the son of James Caleb and Annie Elizabeth Clacy, and he was born in Little Sandhurst in Berkshire.

He was a footman when he enlisted on 5 0ctober 1915 in the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry (20733). He was 5 feet 3½ inches tall and weighed 110 lbs and had a sallow complexion, grey eyes and dark brown hair and a scar on the back of his right thumb. He transferred to the Yorkshire Regiment 28 May 1916.

Corporal Clacy was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field and his award appeared in the London Gazette dated 17 June 1919.

In October 1919 his mother lived in The Cot, Firacre Road, Ash Vale.

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