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Private A Clarke


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Private Arthur CLARKE, G/11033, 7th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 8th August 1918.

Born St Lukes, London, son of Ellen Agnes Clarke, 13 Murton Street, St Luke's, EC.


1911 Census - 13 Murton Street, St Luke's, EC. - Ellen Agnes Clarke, head, age 42, widow, married 24 years, 13 children, 7 still alive, born City of London; Ellen Emma Clarke, daughter, age 23, single, sewing machinist quilter, furriers, born St Luke's, London; Arthur Clarke, son, age 16, single, messenger, general carrier, born St Luke's, London; William Samuel Clarke, son, age 14, fur brusher, furriers, born St Luke's, London; Emma Clarke, daughter, age 12, born St Luke's, London; Ethel May Clarke, daughter, age 8, born St Luke's, London; Albert Charles Frederick Clarke, son, age 7, born St Luke's, London; Dorothy Clarke, daughter, age 5, born St Luke's, London.


Enlisted  Camberwell, London, SE, age 20, height 5ft 1⅛ inch, 112lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair. Resided 13 Murton Street, St Luke's, EC. Formerly packer & driver.

Home, 15th November 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF, 3rd May 1916 to 18th October 1916; Home, 19th October 1916 to 6th March 1917; BEF, 7th March 1917 to 19th May 1917; Home, 20th May 1917 to 31st December 1917; BEF, 1st January 1918 to 8th August 1918.

15th November 1915, enlisted & posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd May 1916, posted BEF; 7th October 1916, wounded, gun shot wound left arm; 15th October 1916, to England, Hospital Ship Asturias ex 1 Canadian General Hopsital; 19th October 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th October 1916 to 2nd December 1916, Bethnal Green Military Hospital, Cambridge Heath, NE , gun shot wound, left arm; 2nd December 1916 to 27th January 1917, Eastbourne Convalescent Hospital; 5th February 1917,posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th March 1917, posted BEF & 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th March 1917, embarked; 9th March 1917, disembarked; 18th April 1917, joined Battalion "A" Company; 3rd to 12th May 1917, laid in shell hole in No Mans Land for 9 days; 19thMay 1917, to England Hospital Ship Newhaven, shell shock; 20th May 1917, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 20th May 1917 to 28th July 1917, 2nd Western General Hospital Manchester, debility (shell shock); 27th June 1917,  tonsillitis; 6th August 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st January 1918, posted BEF & 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 2nd January 1918, embarked / disembarked; 11th January 1918, joined Battalion; 28th March 1918, reported missing in action; 5th April 1918, rejoined Battalion; 8th August 1918, reported missing.

24th March 1919, date to which Separation Allowance of 5/2 a week paid to mother will cease.

4th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Mother, Ellen Agnes Clarke, 13 Murton Street, St Luke's, EC; Brothers - William T? Clarke, age 27, 13 Murton Street, St Luke's, EC; Albert C Clarke, age 15, 13 Murton Street, St Luke's, EC; Sisters - Mrs Ellen Stevenson, age 31; Emma Clarke, age 20; Ethel M? Clarke, age 17; Dorothy Clark, age 13.

Buried at Beacon Cemetery, IV. G. 5., Sailly-Laurette, Somme, France.


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