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Private G R Clarke


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Private George Richard CLARKE, S/646, "C" Company, 7th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 27th September 1916, age 21.

18th February 1895, born Richmond, Surrey, son of George Henry & Florence Clarke, of 114, Manor Grove, Richmond, Surrey.

31st March 1895, St Mary Magdalene, Richmond, Surrey, baptism of George Richard Clarke, son of George Henry (postman) & Florence Clarke, 79 Pinter? Road.


1911 Census - 114, Manor Grove, Richmond, Surrey - George Clarke, head, age 44, married, postman, Post Office, born Tottenham, Middlesex; Florence Clarke, wife, age 37, married 17 years, 7 children, 6 still alive, born Hornchurch, Essex; George Clarke, son, age 16, single, tinsmith mate, ironmongers, born Richmond, Surrey; Walter Clarke, son, age 13, clerk, ironmongers, born Richmond, Surrey; Frank Clarke, son, age 11, school newsboy, stationers, born Richmond, Surrey; Edith Clarke, daughter, age 9, school, born Richmond, Surrey; Kate Clarke, daughter, age 7, school, born Richmond, Surrey; Richard Clarke, son, age 5, school, born Richmond, Surrey.


Enlisted Richmond, Surrey, age 19, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 126lbs, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, scar on right thumb.. Formerly tinsmith.

Home 30th August 1914 to 25th July 1915; BEF 26th July 1915 to 27th September 1916.

30th August 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th September 1914, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th July 1916, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 30th August 1916, reverts to Private at own request.

27th June 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, George Clarke, 114, Manor Grove, Richmond, Surrey; Mother, Florence Clarke, 114, Manor Grove, Richmond, Surrey; Brothers - Pte Walter Charles Clarke, age 21, 7th Battalion, Yorks & Lancs, No.235385, France; Pte Frank Clarke, age 20, 10th Battalion, Royal west Kent Regiment, No.39574, on the Rhine; Richard Clarke, age 13, 114, Manor Grove, Richmond, Surrey; Sisters - Edith Kate Clarke, age 17, 114, Manor Grove, Richmond, Surrey; Kate Mary Clarke, age 16, 114, Manor Grove, Richmond, Surrey

Buried at Connaught Cemetery, XII. C. 6., Thiepval, Somme, France.


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