Obituary for Thomas Clayton in the Lancashire Evening Post 22 October 1918
"Clayton. - Killed in action, in France, October 2nd, Lance-Corpl. THOMAS CLAYTON, aged 32 years.
As dawn crept o'er the trenches,
You fell 'midst shot and shell;
My only grief I was not there
To bid a last farewell.
But the hardest part has yet to come
When the heroes do return,
And I'll miss among the cheering crowd
The one I loved so well.
- From his sorrowing Wife and Child, 222, Lancaster-road, Preston."
Lancashire Evening Post 22 October 1918