Edgar Clethero

Edgar Clethero

Edgar Clethero

10th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders

Edgar is the father of Aubrey Clethero who has given the photograph below and further information.

Edgar Clethero, born December 1, 1895, was the son of William Clethero of Foulsham, Norfolk, and Mary Jane Wright of New Shildon, Co. Durham.

In 1911 the family were living at 7, Mill Street, New Shildon.

Edgar had four brothers and two sisters. His brothers John William (Jack), Albert and Thomas Alfred (known as Alfred) also served in WW1.

Edgar attested December 8, 1915 at Darlington. He joined the 10th Battalion, Seaforth Highlander, Private 12094. He was 20 years old, of 2, Kilburn Street, New Shildon.

Edgar was 5' 6" tall, chest 361/4 inches.

Edgar was posted May 23, 1916 to Persia. He served in Egypt January 1918.

October 29, 1918 Edgar was posted to the Royal Engineers as a sapper.

October 30, 1918 Edgar was classed as a proficient platelayer, tested on the Military Railways.

Edgar was at Port Said March 8, 1919 and was demobilized April 20, 1919.


Clethero brothers WW1 Shildon

Edgar, Thomas Alfred and Albert Clethero

John William Clethero's war record has not been found.

Albert Clethero was born 1890 in Shildon.

He served in the 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders, Private S/12095.

Albert was killed April 11, 1917, age 27. He is buried in Brown's Copse, Roeux, near Arras, Grave I.F.13.

Thomas Alfred served in the 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, Private S/12097, and in the !st Gar. Gordon Highlanders, Private S/19489.