The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private E A Clarke


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Private Edwin Albert  CLARKE, L/10459,  1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death assumed on or since, 4th October 1917, age 23.

1st February 1895, born  Bromley, Kent, son of Charles & Margaret Clarke, of 94, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent. Two brothers, three sisters.


1911 Census  - 94, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent - Charles Clarke, head, age 56, widower, 8 children, 7 still alive,  jobbing gardener, own account, born Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire; Margaret Clarke, daughter, age 27, single, general servant, born Bromley, Kent, totally deaf; Emily Mary Clarke, daughter, age 19, at home, housekeeper, born Bromley, Kent;  Edwin Albert Clarke, son, age 15, single, greengrocers errand boy, born Bromley, Kent.


Enlisted  Bromley, Kent, age 19 years & 6 months, height 5ft 2½ inches, 112lbs, sallow complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, scar on back, scar just above buttock, scar right buttock.  Formerly gardener.

Home, 27th August 1914 to 12th January 1915; BEF France, 13th January 1915 to 8th April 1916; Home, 9th April 1916 to 29th August 1916; BEF France, 30th August 1916 to 4th October 1917.

27th August 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st September 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th January 1915, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th January 1915, landed 5 Infantry Base Depot; 20th January 1915, joined Battalion "C" Company; 29th June 1915, awarded 7 days Field Punishment No.2. for sitting down whilst on sentry duty in the trenches; 21st January 1916, 15 Field Ambulance, NYD; 22nd January 1916, to 5 Div. Rest Station; 6th February 1916, rejoined Battalion, "C" Company; 11th February 1916, 13 Field Ambulance, laryngitis; 13th February 1916, to 16 Ambulance Train; 14th February 1916, 3 General Hospital, NYD/  bronchitis; 24th February 1916, bronchitis; 20th March 1916, 6 General Hospital, bronchitis; 8th April 1916, sent back to England; 9th April 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th April 1916 to 20th June 1916, Bradford War Hospital, bronchitis; 20th June 1916 to 30th June 1916, furlough; 30th June 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th August 1916, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th August 1916, Boulogne, disembarked; 21st September 1916, joined Battalion, "C" Company; 4th October 1917, reported missing.

9th June 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Charles Clarke, 94, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent; Brothers - Henry J Clarke, age 37, 94, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent; William Clarke, age 31, 10 Valinda Road, Abervon, South Wales; Sisters - Edith Sarah Clarke, age 39, 71 Russell Road, Bower???; Margaret Clarke, age 35, 94, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent; Emily Mary Wood, age 27, No.3 Fire Station, Bromley, Kent.

Commemorated at  Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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