|Clifton Rugby Football Club History||
At the moment this person is unknown. Who ever it was joined Clifton in 1912-13.
24 Records (CWGC) Checked all.
2nd Ltnt Reginald Earl Laxton West Yorks Regiment (Princes Own)
K.I.A. 10/06/1916 aged 21
3 CWGC records. Checked all. No obvious link.
Lance-Corporal William George Claxton 6th Battalion Somerset L.I.
K.I.A. 09/05/1917 Battle of Arras. (Died same day, same action as Parr and Rogers, same Battle as Leonard)
Private W G Claxton 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment
K.I.A. 29/09/1915 Buried at Becordel-Becourt on the Somme
Warren George Laxton born abt. 1852 who died 4th July 1914 at 6 Iddesleigh Road, Redland, Bristol. A solicitor. The age was against this one and the date of death is exactly a month before the war started. However he did have a son Mathew Henry who played for us from 1908-09 born 29.9.89. who was captain of the 3rd XV. Also a solicitor. Who went to Clifton College. The son, 6th Glos, survived the war. His sons 2 sons also went to Clifton College. One of them Cathcart Warren Laxton died only6 years ago. The other, younger son, Arthur Henry Laxton would be 82 now. I wonder if the father W. G. was a non-playing member of the Club and served in some home based capacity with the Armed forces.