John Lloyd Clayton was the son of John and Catherine Clayton of Forden, Welshpool; husband of Elizabeth Clayton of 6 Garden Lane, Bootle.
 
Report on his death and funeral appeared in the Bootle Times on the 25th January and 1st February 1918. His photo appeared in the 1st February report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
BOOTLE SOLDIER'S DEATH.
MILITARY FUNERAL AT BOROUGH CEMETERY.
   The funeral took place on Wednesday, at Bootle borough Cemetery, with military honours, of Sapper John Lloyd Clayton, 51st Lancashire R.E., husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Clayton, 6, Garden-lane, Bootle, and third son of Mr. and Mrs. John Clayton, of the Old Post Office, Forden, Welshpool.
   Sapper Clayton's death came as a great shock to all who knew him, following as it did upon a few days' illness from pneumonia. He leaves a wife and little daughter. Sapper Clayton has three brothers serving in the Army. Two of them are in Palestine with the Montgomery Yeomanry; both have been wounded and in hospitals in Egypt. The second brother, is in France with the Canadians as sergeant-major, and was with the 9th Lancers through the Boer War.
   Mr. Clayton, sen., is himself an old Yeomanryman, who served for 25 years under the late Sir Watkin Williams Wynn. His eldest son, Mr. R. Clayton, of King-street, Egremont, served for ten years under the present Sir Watkin Williams Wynn.
   After the coffin had been lowered into the grave, three volleys were fired, and the Last Post was sounded.
   Wreaths were sent by his wife and daughter, Mother, Father, and Sister, Brother and Wife, Major A. Holden Jones, N.C.O.'s and Men of the 51st Lancashire A.A. and Co. R.E., His comrades of the Walton A.A. Detachment; Jack, Cissie, and Charlie, Cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Webster, Mr. and Mrs. Collins and family, Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Blood, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Sigins and Mrs. Dale, Uncle and Aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Swain.
   The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Daly and Co., 328, Scotland-road, Liverpool.

Bootle Times 25th January 1918

 
A SOLDIER'S SON.
   Sapper John Lloyd Clayton, 51st Lancashire R.E., whose funeral with military honours was reported in our columns last week, was the third son of Mr. J. Clayton, who served under the late Sir Watkin Williams Wynn in the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry, and has three brothers serving in the present war.
   Sapper Clayton, who was 34 years of age, died of pneumonia, following a few days' illness. The deepest sympathy is felt with his wife and little daughter in their great and unexpected bereavement. Only a week previous, Sapper Clayton's nephew, Lieut. J.B. Davies, R.W.F., had returned to France after being wounded.

Bootle Times 1st February 1918