Charles Vaughan Clayton

1947 Photo

1896 Dec 2. Born Norton, Derbyshire near Sheffield

1901 census at Norton Woodseats, Derbys

1911 census at 4 Manor Rd Stechford Worcs

1912 Aug * Was assistant buyer at Wolseley Motor Ltd, Adderley PArk, Birmingham

1914 Aug 8. Left Motor

1914 Aug 8. Attested to RAMC . He was a clerk with Wolesley Motor Co. And was living at Frederick Rd , Stechford, his father was C C Clayton

1915 Jan 14 Appointed L/Cpl

1915 Aug 7. Commissioned 15th Battalion Liverpool Regt.


1916 May 4. Lands in France

1916 Sep 10 Moves to RFC

1917 Apr 10 Married Gay Edith Taylor in London (child Cecil born 30 Oct 1917 in Sheffield)

1917 Jul 22 Clayton was a pilot with 37 Squadron and on 22 July 1917 he took part in an operational mission against a raid by 21 Gotha bombers targeting Harwich and Felixstowe. He left from Goldhanger Aerodrome (a satellite of Stow Maries) and was airborne from 08.32 to 10.07 but did not engage the enemy. We have no information on how long he was with 37 Squadron nor, apart from his service record, any information on the rest of his RFC/RAF career.

1919 Apr 23 Moved tyo unemployed list

1921 Jan 4. Joined ADRIC with service no 1428. Posted to F Coy

1921 Mar 7. Posted to J Coy

Fined by Coy Commander £1 and £1

1922 Jan 9 . "Services dispensed with" by ADRIC. He must have done something dire to get dismissed within a week of when he would have been demobilised anyway

1925 May 26. Enlists with TA for 4 years as a Signalman He was a "works manager". His wife Gay Edith is living at Stanger St, London SE

1925 Sep 25. He is a Signalman in RE and passes radio proficiency certificate

1927 Mar 18 Discharged from TA - he had missed training that year

1933 Oct 24 . He dissolves a business partnership

Notice is hereby given that the Partnership which has for some time past been carried on by Charles Vaughan Clayton, of Alcester Road, Studley, in the county of Warwick, Wireless Engineers and Leonard Keith Wainwright, Wireless Engineer, and Phyllis Evelyn Wainwright, Spinster, both of The Old Vicarage, Studley aforesaid, under the style of " SUPREME RADIO SERVICES," at Alcester Road, Studley aforesaid, being the trade or business of Wireless Engineers, was this day dissolved by mutual consent, and that in future the said business will be carried out by the said Charles Vaughan Clayton alone.

1935 Motoring fine

1939 May 21. Enlisted as OR in RAF

1943 Jan 298 Sgt in RAFVR 850697 Charles Vaughan CLAYTON (141700)

1945 Jan 28. Promoted Fl Lt. C. V. CLAYTON (141700)

1947 Oct 9. Qualified as a pilot.

1969 Oct/Dec Died Stratford on Avon, Warks