The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Second Lieutenant R H Clarke


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Second Lieutenant Roland Harry CLARKE, 1st Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died,  23rd May 1918, age 19.


29th November 1898, born at Burnley, Lancashire, son of Arthur Blasdale & Beatrice Mary Clarke, of "Shirley," 23, Penshurst Road, Ramsgate, Kent. 

1st January 1899, St Matthews Parish, Burnley, Lancashire, christening of Roland Harry Clarke, son of Arthur Blasdale, (solicitor), & Beatrice Mary Clarke, 9 Albion Terrace.


1911 Census - "Shirley," 23, Penshurst Road, Ramsgate, Kent - Arthur Blasdale Clarke, head, age 45, married, solicitor town clerk, Borough Council, born Nottingham, Nottinghamshire; Beatrice Mary Clarke, wife, age 43, married 15 years, 7 children, all still alive, born Nottingham, Nottinghamshire; John Arthur Clarke, son, age 13, school, born St Matthews Parish, Burnley, Lancashire;  , age 12, school, born St Matthews Parish, Burnley, Lancashire; James Blasdale Clarke, son, age 10, school, born Bacup, Lancashire; Harold Jelley Clarke, son, age 8, school, born Bacup, Lancashire; George Hallam Clarke, son, age 3, born Ramsgate, Kent; Beatrice Jenny Clarke, daughter, age 4 months, born Ramsgate, Kent; Ethel Florence Darwin, servant, age 19, single, general servant domestic, born Hyding, Essex.


Buried at  Les Baraques Military Cemetery, III. C. 7., Sangatte, Pas de Calais, France. Commemorated at Holy Trinity Church, Bellevue Road, Ramsgate, Kent.


London Gazette 15th August 1916.

The under mentioned Gentlemen Cadets, from the Royal Military College, to be 2nd Lieutenants. 16th August 1916:

Royal West Kent Regiment - Roland Harry Clarke.

London Gazette 3rd June 1918.

The under mentioned 2nd Lieutenants to be Lieutenants:

Royal West Kent Regiment - R H Clarke. 16th February 1918 (since deceased).

London Gazette 30th December 1919

OFFICERS' AND SOLDIERS' AND AIRMEN'S BALANCES UNDISPOSED OF.

In pursuance of “The Regimental Debts Acts 1893” notice is hereby given that there is available for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled the sum of money set opposite to the name of each of the deceased Officers, and Soldiers and Airmen named in the lists which are published with this notice in the London Gazette and the “Army List” and are also to be seen at the Regimental Depots throughout the United Kingdom.

Applications from persons supposing themselves entitled as Next of Kin should be addressed by letter to Secretary, War Office, Imperial Institute, South Kensington, London, SW7 and marked outside “Effects”

War Office December 30th  1919                                                               R H BRADE

List CCCCCXXX of the names of deceased Officers and Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled - Effects 1918-1919.

Clark R H, 2nd Lieutenant, Royal West Kent Regiment.        £64    16s    6d


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