|Place of birth||Jugiong, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Jugiong via Cootamundra, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Father, Arthur Clayton, Jugiong via Cootamundra, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Cootamundra, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||56th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/73/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||163A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||56th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brother: 1627 Pte Edward Kenneth CLAYTON, 56th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 May 1917.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria, 29 July 1916; disembarked Southampton, England, via Marseilles, France, 9 August 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 9 September 1916; joined 56th Bn, in the field, 26 September 1916.
Wounded in action, 22 October 1916 (gun shot wound, right leg/knee); admitted to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 23 October 1916; transferred to St John Ambulance, 24 October 1916; to England, and admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol, 26 October 1916; discharged, 15 November 1916; granted furlough, 20 November 1916, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 2 December 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 12 January 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, France, 16 January 1917.
Wounded in action (second occasion), 20 April 1918 (gassed), and admitted to 25th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 April 1918; to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 21 April 1918; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 23 April 1918; to 11th Convalescent Depot, Bachy, 27 April 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 21 May 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 7 June 1918.
Congratulated by Australian Corps Headquarters, 22 September 1918, 'for gallant services rendered during recent operations'.
On leave to United Kingdom, 4 November 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 21 November 1918.
Detached to Salvage Party, Jeumont, 26 February 1919; rejoined Bn from detachment, 4 April 1919.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 30 April 1919; marched into No 5 Group, Weymouth, 1 May 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orita', 23 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 9 August 1919; discharged, 23 September 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CLAYTON Algie|