Prince of Clayton Heights was killed in action on 25th April 1918, aged 34. He served in the 1st/6th Battalion. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own).

Born in Thornton, Prince can be found on the 1911 census living at Roundhill Back Place, Clayton with his parents Jesse (Jessie) and Sarah, his occupation is a stone hewer the same trade as his father. He had one sister, Rebecca.

Prince married Annis (Annie) Hudson in January 1918; it is believed that this was while he was at home recovering from the effects of a gas attack. Annis is record on his pension records however his sister Rebecca is named on the ‘army registers of soldiers’ effects’ and she also received £471 4s 1d from probate.

Having no known grave Prince is commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL (Panel 42 to 47).