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Stephen Tansley Claypole

Stephen Tansley Claypole

Male 1889 - 1963  (73 years)

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  • Name Stephen Tansley Claypole 
    Relationshipwith George William Craxford
    Born 26 Sep 1889  Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1891  (85), Corby Road, Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1901  (122), Blind Lane, Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1911  (81), The Nook, Corby Road, Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1911 
    Farm labourer 
    Military Service May 1913-May 1920 
    Private (9705) 1st Leicestershire Regiment / (201319) Northamptonshire Reg 
    • He served in France (Sept 1914) and Sidi Bashr, Egypt (1916),
    Residence 1939  (152), Barrack Yard, Blind Lane, Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1963  Oundle, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I1638  Extended Craxford Family | The main Craxford branch RED pages I5 (James Ernest Craxford) + I77 (Arthur Craxford)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2019 

    Father John Claypole,   b. 1851, Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934, Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Mary Anne Tansley,   b. 1854, Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940, Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1874  St Mary Magdalene, Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Witnesses 4 Oct 1902 
    John Henry Claypole (her brother); Emily Claypole (her sister) 
    Family ID F485  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Sep 1889 - Cottingham, Northamptonshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    The Princess Mary Gift Tin: Christmas 1914
    The Princess Mary Gift Tin: Christmas 1914
    In November 1914, the 'Sailors & Soldiers Christmas Fund' was created by Princess Mary, the seventeen year old daughter of King George V and Queen Mary. The purpose was to provide everyone wearing the King's uniform and serving overseas on Christmas Day 1914 with a 'gift from the nation'.
    - The Kinnethmont Web Site
    The 1914 medal set:
    The 1914 medal set:
    LEFT: The 1914 Star: The star was awarded to all officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the British and Indian Expeditionary Forces, (including civilian medical practitioners, nursing sisters, nurses and others who were employed with military hospitals), serving in France or Belgium on the establishment of the British Expeditionary Forces between 05 August 1914 and midnight of 22/23 November 1914. The medal was not issued for service afloat. It is often called the 'MONS STAR'. In 1919 King George V authorised a clasp bearing the dates for those who had actually been under fire during that period. The majority of the recipients of the star were officers and men of the prewar British Army, the "old Contemptibles" who landed in France soon after the outbreak of the First World War and who took part in the retreat from Mons, hence the popular nickname of Mons Star.
    BARS: 5th Aug. - 22nd Nov. 1914: The bar was awarded to those who served under fire or were present on duty within range of the enemy mobile artillery in France or Belgium between the above dates and on the strength of units and formations contained in the official lists.


    CENTRE: The British War Medal (silver, 1.42 inches in diameter) was instituted to record the successful conclusion of the First World War, but it was extended to cover the period 1919 - 20 and service in mine clearing at sea as well as participation in operations in North and South Russia, the Eastern Baltic, Siberia, the Black Sea and Caspian. The reverse shows a horseman (St. George, naked), armed with a short sword (an allegory of the physical and mental strength which achieves victory over Prussianism). The horse tramples on the Prussian shield and the skull and cross-bones. Just off-centre, near the right upper rim, is the sun of Victory. The dates 1914 and 1918 appear in the left and right fields respectively.

    RIGHT: The Victory Medal was awarded to all ranks of the fighting forces, to civilians under contract, and others employed with military hospitals who actually served on the establishment of a unit in a theatre of war between 05 August 1914 and 11 November 1918 (inclusive). It was also awarded to members of the British Naval mission to Russia 1919 - 1920 and for mine clearance in the North Sea between 11 November 1918 and 30 November 1919. This medal was never issued alone, it was issued to those that already had the 1914 or 1914 - 15 Stars and most of those who had the British War Medal. It is often known as the Allied War Medal because the same basic design and double rainbow ribbon were adopted by thirteen other Allied nations.
    Text and photograph courtesy of Sarah Jane Medals, website now retired.
    Stephen Claypole medal (detail)
    Stephen Claypole medal (detail)
    Shows the engraving on the edge of the British War medal: 1-9705 PTE. S. CLAYPOLE LEIC. R.
    Stephen Claypole
    Stephen Claypole
    Photograph taken in Barrack Yard about 1950
    World War 1 ribbon bar and rosette
    World War 1 ribbon bar and rosette
    Bar worn on jacket and signifies the 1914 star (the rosette indicating the 1914 clasp), the British War medal and the Victory medal
    Replica bar bought from prolaser2, eBay

    Medal Cards
    Claypole, Stephen
    Claypole, Stephen
    This shows he was part of the British Expeditionary Force which landed in France during the first few weeks of the war and was entitled to the 1914 Star with clasp and rosette.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Kettering 3b 193 (OND 1889) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S17] 1891 England Census, Kettering Corby RG12/1219 21 12 (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S19] 1901 England Census, Kettering RG13/1450 2 23 (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S284] 1911 England Census, Kettering Rothwell RG14PN8591 RG78PN445 RD167 SD3 ED2 SN81 (Reliability: 4).

    5. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Oundle 73 3b (JFM 1963) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Kettering 3b 205 (JFM 1874) (Reliability: 3).


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