Clegg, Jacob –

Son of the late Thomas and Mary Clegg; husband of Ruth Clegg, of 6, Howard Avenue, Kearsley, Lancashire, formerly of Lever Grove, Bolton, Lancashire. Police Constable 63 of the Bolton County Borough Police prior to being called out for military service on 06/08/1914. (Bolton Archives: ABJ/222/133). Reported missing and later presumed killed.

Personal details

  • Surname: Clegg
  • Forename: Jacob
  • Date of birth: May 14th, 1877
  • Birth place: Farnworth, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 37
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: November 11th, 1914
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Guardsman
  • Unit: 1st Battalion.
  • Service number: 2260
  • Regiment: Scots Guards
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Leeds, Yorkshire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 07/08/1914 12/03/1915
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 9b 5f
  • Farnworth and Worsley Journal entries: 27/06/1919

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