Cluett | William John

  • First names

    William John

  • Age

    30

  • Date of birth

    1914

  • Date of death

    19-10-1944

  • Service number

    1617609

  • Rang

    Private

  • Regiment

    King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Bn.

  • Grave number

    II. B. 11.

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Biography

Husband of Kay Cluett from Barnstaple, North Devon Ellacombe, Torquay, Devon.

Private Cluett was a member of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers,1st Bn., which was put into fight since Oktober 13th 1944 in the woods around Overloon, in the direction of Merselo. They fought a severe battle against the German Fallschirmjäger. The battle was complicated because of the large number of “Schu-mines” and the well-trained snipers that were hiding everywhere.

After Venray was liberated, fate struck on October 19th 1944 on private Cluett: While he volunteered to collect the mail, he was killed instantly by a headshot from a German sniper.

William John Cluett was buried at the temporary cemetery near A. van de Wijst. In May 1947 he was reburied at Overloon War Cemetery.

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Sources and credits

Mrs. N. van de Bogaard from Vierlingsbeek, Steven Crane, Mark Roberts (family of Kay) and Leo Janssen.

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