William Alfred Clucas: The forgotten casualty

William Alfred Clucas, Douglas Promenade War Memorial.

William ‘Alfred’ Clucas, Douglas Promenade War Memorial.

The name William Alfred Clucas (1889-1914) may not be one that immediately springs to mind in connection with the Manx history, but Alfred or ‘Alf’ as he was more commonly known, has something of an inauspicious honour (as far as my research can tell) of being the first Manxman killed during the First World War, a hundred years ago today (26th August 1914).

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