Joseph B Clipson


About Joseph

  • Name
  • Initials
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
  • Birth town
    Burton Latimer Northamptonshire
  • Resided town
    Burton Latimer
  • Commemorated
    Pozieres Memorial
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
    Somme France
  • Date of death
    5 April 1918
  • Married
  • Occupation
    Boot trade

Service Information

  • Army

  • Service Number
  • Rank
  • Regiment
    Northamptonshire Regiment


Joseph Clipson was born in 1893, to parents Frank, a farm labourer and Sarah. On the 1911 Census, they lived at Duke Street, Burton Latimer. Several of his sisters were in the tailoring trade and Joseph went into the cobbling industry as a boot and shoe clicker. The clicker is the person who cuts the uppers for boots or shoes from a skin of leather.

His service record has not been traced but Corporal Clipson’s medal card confirms that he attested in Northampton, and joined the Northamptonshire Regiment. On 19 June 1916, he passed through Peterborough East Station with other Bandsmen from his Battalion, probably as the 2/4 Battalion moved from their Thetford base to a new base in Harrogate. The unit went to France on 26 July 1917.

Sadly, Corporal Joseph Clipson was killed in action on 5 April 1918, and was buried at the Pozieres War Cemetery. He is also remembered on the Burton Latimer War Memorial.  He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star, British War and Allied Victory Medals.

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