James Thomas Edward Clayson (1925 – 1940)

James Thomas Edward Clayson was born in Dover on Christmas Eve 1924. He was the son of Thomas Robert Clayson, a bricklayer, and his wife, Jane Sutton. Before the war he lived with his parents at Rambler Cottage in St. Margaret’s-at-Cliffe and worked as an apprentice for his father. It is unclear as to why James was in Wrotham Heath in 1940; however, he died while trapped under rubble with Charles Rootsey at Rhette, a property adjoining Wrotham Heath House.