Monday, October 27, 2014
Pte T Clayden, 25th Middlesex Regt
Chailey Parish Magazine notes in December 1916 that Private T Clayden is serving with the 25th Middlesex Regiment (a reserve battalion) and this information is repeated monthly thereafter up to and including the final published roll call in July 1919. This battalion remained in England throughout the war.
There is a 28-year-old Thomas Clayden noted on the 1911 census who was working as a servant for Colonel Frewen at his house, Brickwall, in Northiam, Sussex (above; the house is now Frewen College). Whether this is the same man who would appear on the Reverend Jellicoe's roll call for Chailey a few years later is currently a matter for conjecture.