Monday, March 16, 2015

Richard Talbot Clegg

Richard Talbot Clegg  138th Battalion   811217 / 826644   Signed his attestation papers on the 8th of December 1915 at Edmonton, Alberta.  Job: Messenger.
    Born on the 22nd of January 1899 at Blackburn, England.  Home was Edmonton at the time of his signing the papers.
       Mother: Alice Talbot ( 1870 – 1951 )  Father: Henry Clegg
Wife: Doris Enid Searle ( 1903 – 1989 )
Son: Robert Clegg
Daughter: S. Margorie Clegg “Taylor”
His service record states that at 100-110lbs and 5’2” tall he was considered to weak and small for the task.  He and his wife were postmasters at Bilby, Alberta from 1939 – 1952, Richard was also active in the second world war according to the post office records.
Richard died on the 15th of October 1980 at Victoria, B.C. He was divorced at the time of his death, and his remains were cremated.

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