John Hargreaves Clough
5882 Lancashire Fusiliers (Machine Gun Section)
Killed in Action 8th September 1918, aged 21
Lived at 8 Rawcliffe Street
Buried in Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, France
St Peters Memorial,
Burnley Express 5th
John Clough was born in
Burnley the son of Jerry and Margaret Ann Clough of 8 Rawcliffe Street
(in the cottages opposite St. Peter’s School!0. He enlisted in Burnley
in September 1914 and served as Corporal 5862 in the 10th Battalion of
the Lancashire Fusiliers. He was killed in action aged 21 on Sunday, 8th
The Burnley Express
of October 5th 1918 reported:-
“Mr J. Clough of 8 Rawcliffe Street, Burnley has received official
news that his son, Corp. John Hargreaves Clough 5862 of the Lancashire
Fusiliers Machine Gun Section was killed in action on September 8th. He
was 21 years of age single and joined the army in September 1914. He had
been out three years last July. He was formerly employed as a stripper
and grinder at Rishton Mill, Gunsmith Lane, and attended St Peter’s
Church and School.
John Hargreaves Clough was christened at St Peter’s Church on 7/4/97
the son of Jerry and Margaret Ann Clough of 3 Bamford Street. His father’s
occupation was Twister.
John Clough was admitted to St Peter’s Junior School on 7/8/05 from
the Infant School. His date of birth was given as 17/3/97. His father
was Jerry Clough and he lived at 8 Rawcliffe Street..
November 2001 Pte J. H. Clough – a white cross in memory placed
for Remembrance Sunday outside the Thompson Centre.
1901 Census – 8 Rawcliffe Street – Jerry Clough (29) cotton
twister, Margaret (27) weaver, Anne (5), John H. (4), Thomas (2), Sarah
Ashton (49) widow servant housekeeper domestic.