The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal W Clarke


Lance Corporal William CLARKE,  S/347, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 8th October 1915, age 44.

Born Lingfield, Surrey, son of John & Keziah Clarke, of Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

25th April 1904, St Peter & St Paul, Lingfield, Surrey, William Clarke, age 32, bachelor, postman, Reigate, father John Clarke, labourer married  Eliza Alice Jenner, spinster, age 25, father William Jenner, labourer.

Child -  Joan Alison Clarke, born 8th June 1915, Teddington?

1911 Census - 4 Rosedale Villas, Priory Road, Hampton, Middlesex - William Clarke, head, age 38, married 6 years, postman, GPO,  born Edenbridge, Kent.
* wife not at this adress.

Member of National Reserve, served 12 years Royal West Kent Regiment, Territorial Force.

Enlisted London, age 42, height 5ft 4¾ inches, weight 133lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, W. Clarke & heart left forearm, This man has well fitting dentures upper & lower jaw. He is well nourished. He is taken as a special case being a trained soldier.  Resided "Kailana", Priory Road, Hampton, Middlesex. Formerly postman.

Home 31st August 1914 to 31st May 1915; BEF 1st June 1915 to 8th October 1915.

31st August 1914, enlisted; 2nd September 1914, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th September 1914, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st June 1915, posted BEF; 5th August 1915, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal.

Commemorated at  Loos Memorial, Panel 95 to 97, Pas de Calais, France.

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