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  • Courtesy of Jim Grundy and Facebook page Small town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
01 May 1884
Sneinton, Nottingham
He was the son of Thomas and Caroline Clamp On 1891 Census living with his parents and siblings – Ada, Emily and Ernest- at 18 Chelmsford Road, Basford. His father is listed as a joiner. On 1901 Census living with his parents and brother Ernest at 10 Durnford Street, Basford. His father is listed as a joiner and Arthur as a bricklayer On 1911 Census he is living with his widowed mother, sister Elizabeth and nephew and niece at 10 Durnford Street, Basford. He is listed as a professional footballer Married Annie Lea Second Quarter 1911 Lived at 27 Sedgeley Avenue, Sneinton Dale, Nottingham. Probate granted to his wife Annie, John Gale, Estate Agent, and Arthur Hunt, Private in HM Army, 29th January 1919. Estate £1477 19s. 9d.
On 1911 Census he is listed as a professional footballer. He played for Notts County. Arthur Clamp played 289 games for Notts between 1906/1907 season and 1914/1915 season. He played 24 times in league matches during 1914/1915 season. Notts played in Football League (Midland Section) after the full league was suspended. In 1915/1916 they finished 8th (Played 26 Won 10 Drawn 6 Lost 10 Pts. 26). In 1916/17 they finished 7th (Played 30 Won 13 Drawn 6 Lost 11 Pts. 32) , and in 1917/1918 10th (Played 28 Won 7 Drawn 9 Lost 12 Pts. 23) As Arthur didn't enlist until 1918, he may have continued to have played for Notts. He is certainly listed in the squad for the 1915 / 1916 season. He is the only current Notts County footballer identified as being killed in the war. (Former players Andrew Mosley and James 'Jimmy' Chalmers were also killed)
19 Sep 1918
2750260 - CWGC Website
Lived at 27 Sedgeley Avenue, Sneinton Dale, Nottingham
7th Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Pte. Clamp was called up in April 1918 and trained with the Sherwood Foresters, No. 105696. He arrived in France and was posted to 7th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). He was seriously wounded and brought to England and treated at Stoke on Trent Military Hospital, but died of his injuries on 19th September 1918 He was buried at the Church Cemetery (St. Paul's 9887) with full military honours on 24th September 1918
Extract from the 'Nottingham Evening Post', dated 20th September 1918. NOTTS. FOOTBALLER'S DEATH. “ARTHUR CLAMP SUCCUMBS TO WOUNDS IN HOSPITAL. “A week or two ago it was reported that the of Private Arthur Clamp, the Notts. F.C. centre-half, who was lying seriously wounded in a hospital in England, gave cause for grave anxiety, and to-day [20th September 1918] it is announced that his death took place from wounds on September 19th. His home at Sedgeley Avenue, Sneinton-dale, and leaves a widow and children. “Joining the forces last April Clamp only went overseas a few weeks ago and had been the in the front-line trenches three days when he received severe wounds. He was brought over to "Blighty" and died as the result of his hurts in an English hospital. “Clamp, from 1906 to 1914-15 season was one the best defenders Notts. had. A sturdy centre-half, he possessed remarkable stamina and above all excelled as a breaker-up of combination. No game was too long for him, and no oppositoin too hard for him to tackle. “He joined Notts. from Sneinton F.C., jumping straight from junior to first-class football. He made his debut at centre-half in the cup-tie against Port Vale at Cobridge, on Feburary 21st, 1907.” Above extract is courtesy of Jim Grundy and Facebook page Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918. The newspaper report suggests that a week or two prior they had reported his wounding, suggesting this was around 6th/7th Sept. although the article has not been found in the Evening Post. The closest action to this in the War Diary where casualties were reported occurred on 27th August 1918 when ‘D’ Company acting with 10th Battalion Essex Regiment attacked the eastern end of Trones Wood ‘from light railway to South extremity’ suffering casualties of one officer and eighty nine O.R Prior to this, the nearest action occurred on 23rd August 1918 when the Battalion attacked from map co-ordinates V.27.c. to D.3.b near Warloy ‘with tanks and barrage’ and ‘Objectives gained and consolidated’. The following day, two companies attacked again and ‘Objectives gained and consolidated’. Casualties over the two days amounted to eight officers and one hundred and forty two O.R Above info via John Beech
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  • Courtesy of Jim Grundy and Facebook page Small town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Arthur Clamp - Courtesy of Jim Grundy and Facebook page Small town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918