The Descendants of Capt. Benjamin Robert Claydon, b. 1852.


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1. Capt., Benjamin Robert CLAYDON [100757] was born on 9 Mar 1852 in King's Lynn Norfolk England and died on 23 Aug 1922 in Winipeg Manitoba Canada at age 70.

Noted events in his life were:

Qualification: Second Mate in the Merchant Navy, 11 Aug 1874, 'Board of Trade' London England.

Qualification: First Mate in the Merchant Navy, 14 Sep 1876, 'Board of Trade' London England.

Immigration: with his Wife, 1911, Canada.

Benjamin married Anne KITCHEN [100760], daughter of William KITCHEN [100770] and Elizabeth Ann [100771], in Dec 1879 in Deeping St James Lincolnshire England. Anne was born on 26 Dec 1857 in Deeping St James Lincolnshire England and died on 5 May 1926 in Winipeg Manitoba Canada at age 68.

Noted events in her life were:

Residence: 106 Church Street [Annie and the Children], 1891, Deeping St James Lincolnshire England.

Children from this marriage were:

   2 M    i. Ebenezer CLAYDON [100761] was born circa 1881 in Deeping St James Lincolnshire England.

+ 3 M    ii. Ben CLAYDON [100756] was born in Oct 1882 in Deeping St James Lincolnshire England and died on 14 Jul 1946 in Edmonton Middlesex England at age 63.

   4 M    iii. Lieut., Arthur CLAYDON, D.F.C. [100759] was born 4 Qtr 1885 in Deeping St James Lincolnshire England, died on 8 Jul 1918 in Douai Nord-Pas-de-Calais France at age 33, and was buried in Cabaret-Rouge British [War] Cemetery, Souchez Pas-de-Calais France.

General Notes: From Information provided by Joyce [Pickering] Trousdale in September 2013, it can be concluded that,
Arthur joined the Canadian Artillery Regiment some time during the Course of WW1. Some time before July the 8th, 1918, he was seconded to the Royal Air Force. On July the 8th, 1918 he set off on an Offensive Patrol. Some time later he was seen above Douai chasing a group of German Aircraft. His Aircraft was seen the following Day by his Comrades, having crashed, but it was unknown at that time whether he had survived. It was subsequently learned that he had not, and he is buried at the Cabaret-Rouge British [War] Cemetery at Souchez, Pas-de-Calais, France.

   5 M    iv. Cecil Robert CLAYDON [100762] was born circa 1889 in Deeping St James Lincolnshire England.

+ 6 M    v. Ernest CLAYDON [100769] was born circa 1895 in Deeping St James Lincolnshire England.


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