Branch: 24th Battalion
Clayton was born in Ottawa, Ontario on June 23, 1889. He was a graduate of the Royal Military College. On October 1, 1916, Clayton was leading the men in his command across No Man’s Land, north of Courcelette. They were near the enemy’s trenches when he was hit in the abdomen by a piece of shrapnel. Clayton died of these wounds on October 3, 1916 at No. 49 Casualty Clearing Station at Contay, France.