Soldiers of the Regiment
Corporal (later Sergeant) Alfred Clowes, number 1753, 1st/5th Battalion,
King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, in the snow, during the First World
War. Alfred Clowes had served in the South African War with the
King's Own in one of the Volunteer Company's, as number 7360. He
became a publican in Lancaster, including the Blue Anchor and Cross
Keys. After the outbreak of the First World War he was mobilised
with the 5th Battalion and arrived in France with them on the 14th
February 1915. He was wounded and later transferred to the Labour
Corps, receiving the new number 430760. He was discharged on 29th
As well as his Queen's South Africa Medal, 1914/15 Star, War and Victory
Medals, Clowes also held the Royal Humanitarian Society's Medal with
Bronze Clasp. He was awarded the medal when on the 26th July 1906
a boy fell from the Quayside into the River Lune at Lancaster, the depth
being 18 to 20 feet, with a strong tide running. At great risk,
Alfred Clowes jumped in, fully clothed, and succeeded in swimming with
him to a boat.
Accession Number: KO2831/10
Sergeant Alfred Clowes and Sergeant Nelson, whilst serving on the
Western Front, with the 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster
Regiment, in around 1915.
Accession Number: KO0784/037
Left to right, Sergeant Nelson, Captain Fawcett and
Sergeant Alfred Clowes, Belgium 1915.
Accession Number KO0784/038
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