Uncle Ben by David Britton
06 Apr

Based on his book of the same name, David Britton will talk about his Uncle, Captain Benjamin Chipcase Clayton MC who was an Art Teacher from County Durham. During his 18 months in the line he completed 40 'Sketches from the Front' and these can be linked to events described in his Colonel's diary (published in 1964 as 'General Jack's Diary'.

On the 16th August 1917, during the Battle of Passchendaele, Captain Clayton with his depleted battalion, the 2nd Battallion, Prince of Wales's Own West Yorkshire Regiment, took their objective, the Zonnebeke Redoubt, but were driven back 6 hours later. Captain Clayton was awarded a posthumous MC for his actions that day.

 

Find us at St Mary's Church, Station Road, Allerton Bywater WF10 2DH. All meetings are open to non-WFA members who always receive a warm welcome. There's tea and coffee on tap and a hearty buffet.

St Mary's Church Annexe, Station Road, Allerton Bywater, WF10 2DH
0113 250 2165
06 Apr 2019 13:30