M.M. Gazetted 17 Dec 1917.
William Phillip Clisby was born in Chelsea, Middlesex, the son of Philip Hammond Clisby and Louisa Clisby, living at 3 Peterborough Villas, Fulham before working as a butcher and marrying Isabel Clisby of 48 Walton St., Chelsea. Enlisting at Hammersmith on 11 Dec 1915, Clisby served at home until posted to France on 3 Sep 1916. He suffered a Gun Shot Wound to the left thigh on 24 Mar 1917 whilst serving with the 200th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, and was Killed In Action on 2 July 1918 and is buried at Daours Communal Cemetery Extension. On the request of his sister, Daisy, who had written to him previously at The Front, the following personal effects were forwarded to the family:
2 identity discs, letters, photos, 3 pipes, religious medallion, 18 carat gold ring, purse, small chain, 2 M.M. ribbons, thimble, cloth wallet, writing paper and envelopes, diary, 6 French books, pencil, photo frame, leather wallet, Christmas cards and a pair of leggings.