The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private G Clarke


Private George CLARKE,  G/18659, 10th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, 23rd March 1917, age 19.

Born Faversham, Kent, son of George Clarke & Julia Branchett (formerly Clarke, nee Boots), of 48, Westgate Road, Faversham, Kent.   Step father, Abraham Brachett, married Julia Clarke, 1906 June Quarter, Faversham, Kent.

16th November 1898, Faversham, baptism of George Clarke, son of George & Julia Clarke.

Enlisted Faversham, Kent, age 18 years & 110 days, height 5ft 6 inches, weight 124lbs. Resided 48, Westgate Road, Faversham, Kent. Formerly labourer.

Home 10th December 1915 to 3rd October 1916; BEF 4th October 1916 to 23rd March 1917.

10th December 1915, enlisted; 11th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 10th May 1916, to "B" Reserve, elected to go home; 8th June 1916, mobilized & posted 5th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers; 4th October 1916, posted BEF; 4th October 1916, embarked; 5th October 1916, disembarked; 5th October 1916, 39 Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, posted 11 Royal Fusiliers, Service No.41660; 14th October 1916, transferred to 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th November 1916, attached Observation Section.

22nd September 1918, Statement of Relatives - Father, dead; Mother Julia Branchett, 48, Westgate Road, Faversham, Kent; Brother - Harvey Clarke, 48, Westgate Road, Faversham, Kent; Half Brother - Bert Cowfoot?, age 30, Holtvudene?, Meadvale, Redhill, Sureey;

Buried at Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, AA. 15., Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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