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Private F A Clarke


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Private Frederick Albert  CLARKE,  G/8966,  11th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 13th June 1917.

Born Nunhead, London, SE.

27th October 1909, Register Office, Camberwell, married Alice Mary Mainwaring, spinster.

Enlisted Camberwell, SE, age 38, height 5ft 2 inches, weight 116lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair. Resided 21 Tappesfield Road, Nunhead, London, SE15. Formerly general labourer.

Home 13th July 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF 3rd May 1916 to 19th September 1916; Home 20th September 1916 to 8th May 1917; BEF 9th May 1917 to 13th June 1917.

13th July 1915, enlisted & posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th September 1916, wounded; 18th September 1916, gun shot wound, left thigh to England, Hospital Ship Mayheus, ex 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples; 20th September 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 20th September 1916 to 3rd November 1916, Hospital, gun shot wound, left thigh; 8th December 1916, posted Eastern Command Depot; 11th December 1916 to 26th February 1916, Eastern Command Depot, gun shot wound, left thigh; 27th February 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; ; 29th April 1917, overstaying his pass from midnight to Tattoo 2nd May 1917, deprived of 8 days pay, 8 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 4 days pay; 9th May 1917, posted BEF & 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 24th May 1917, posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

14th June 1918, pension of 13/9 a week awarded to widow, Mrs A Clarke, 109  Middle Street, Deal, Kent.

3rd February 1921, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Alice M Clarke, 21 Tappesfield Road, Nunhead, London, SE15; Sister, Alice Austin, age 49, 19 Tappesfield Road, Nunhead, London, SE15.

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 and 47, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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