Born: 12 December 1885 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Family: The first child of Joseph Cliff, a general labourer, and his wife Mary Ann Cliff. He married Alice Williams on the 3 February 1911 and together they had one child John born 12 July 1923.
Residence: In 1891 the family were living in Heath Lane, Whitchurch, Shropshire. By 1901 John had left home and was boarding on a farm in Alkington, Whitchurch and in 1911 boarding at 14 Park Road, Whitchurch. After he married, he was living at Edgeley Cottages, Edgeley, Whitchurch. In 1939 he was the landlord of the Star Public House in Watergate Street, Whitchurch. At the time of his death in 1966 he was living at 67 Sharps Drive, Whitchurch.
Occupation: At the age of 17 John was working as a waggoner. In 1939 he was the landlord of the Star Public House.
Died: 21 August 1966 in Whitchurch, aged 81.
Regiment: Royal Engineers (previously Monmouthshire Regiment)
Service Number: 360120 (previously 4213 and 266580)
Date of Enlistment: 10 December 1915
Date of Discharge: 27 September 1919
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation