CLAY Tom

Tom CLAY

Son of Joseph and Mary E. Clay; husband of Ellen Clay, of Bradford.  Tom served as a Sapper with the Royal Engineers, 658 Company.  He died on 20th May 1940, aged 32.

His name is recorded on the DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, France.

It is believed that the following are the details of the Tom Clay named on the village war memorial.  Tom (Thomas) was born in November 1907, his family can be found on the 1911 census as living in Halifax. 

He married Ellen in 1933 and they had a son, Peter, in 1935.  The 1939 electoral roll shows the family living in Keighley.  His parents are shown on the 1939 roll as living at Cloth Hall Row, this appears to be in the area of Soil Hill, other addresses on the roll include Bradshaw Row and several farms.

As shown, Tom has no named grave and is commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial alongside 4510 of his fallen comrades.