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Private C Clarey


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Private Charles CLAREY,  G/2423, 8th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, on or after, 26th September 1915, age 32.

Born Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent, son of Robert & Mary Clarey.

16th June 1907, Parish Church, Northfleet, Kent, married Elizabeth Rose Sanson, spinster, of 102, Perth Road, Barking, Essex.

Children - Charles E Clarey, born 17th March 1908, Strood, Northfleet, Kent; Irene J Clarey born 25th February 1907, Northfleet, Kent; Rose E Clarey born 24th January 1913, Northfleet, Kent died 22nd June 1920..


1911 Census - 50 Lawn Road, Northfleet, Kent - Charles Clarey, head, age 28, married, labourer, cement works, born Northfleet, Kent; Rose Clarey, wife, age 24, married 4 years, 1 child, born Stratford, Essex; Charles Clarey, son, age 3, born Northfleet, Kent; Fred Dyble, boarder, age 30, single, labourer, cement works, born Northfleet, Kent.


Enlisted Gravesend, Kent, age 31 years & 151 days, height 5ft 4½ inches, weight 116lbs, fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, tattoos both forearms. Resided 21 Factory Road, Northfleet, Kent. Formerly labourer.

Home 10th September 1914 to 29th August 1915; BEF 30th August 1915 to 26th September 1915.

10th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th September 1914, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th May 1915, Shoreham, overstaying his pass from 12 midnight until 12 midnight 31st , 7 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 1 days pay; 26th September 1915, posted missing.

12th June 1916, pension awarded of 20/6 a week for widow, (Elizabeth Rose Dibell),  and three children, 93 Oban Road, Barking, Essex.

4th November 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Elizabeth R Dibell; Children - Charles E Clarey, born 17th March 1908, 93 Oban Road, Barking, Essex; Irene J Clarey born 25th February 1907, 93 Oban Road, Barking, Essex ; Rose E Clarey born 24th January 1913, died 22nd June 1920; Brothers - Private R Clarey, Royal West Kent Regiment, 1710,  age 47, 14 Factory Road, Northfleet; John Clarey, age 36, 3 Lawn Road, Northfleet; Ted Clarey, age 44, 18 Dorset Place, Northfleet; Sisters - Susan Clarey, age 30, White Swan, Crayford; Mrs Maude Bradford, age 39, 18 Collage Street, Northfleet; Mrs Elizabeth Jackson, age 33, 45 Shepherd Street, Northfleet; Aunt - Ada Blackman, age 47, 14 Factory Road, Northfleet.

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


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