Capt William Roy Clapham

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Reference WMO267048

Address:

The Royal Memorial Chapel

Chapel Square

Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst

Camberley

GU15 4NR

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial to Captain William Roy Clapham, 1st Battalion the Manchester Regiment. Honorary Flight Lieutenant in No 16 (Army Co-operation) Squadron RAF. Son of Athol England Clapham, M.B.E., and Margaret Clapham, of Beckenham, Kent; husband of Maeve Clapham. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the Manchester Regiment 29 Jan 1931. Granted temporary commission as Flying Officer on being seconded for duty with the R.A.F. on 13 Sep 1937. Appointed Flight Lieutenant 29 Jan 1939. Mentioned in Despatches. Killed in action aged 29 years with his gunner Sgt R Brown when his Lysander P1720 on a tactical reconnaissance mission was shot down by groundfire and crashed near Longuenesse, France. Buried in grave Plot 6. Row A. Joint grave 3. of Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery, Longuenesse, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.
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To the Glory of God and in memory of William Roy Clapham, Captain 1st Bn Manchester Regiment. Hon Flt Lt No 16 (Army Co-operation) Squadron RAF. Killed in action 28th May 1940 aged 29 years.

William Roy Clapham

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