The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private G E C Clarke


Private George Edward Charles CLARKE, G/5605, "B" Company, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death assumed on or after,  22nd July 1916, age 30.

Born Northfleet, Kent, son of George and Emily Clarke, of 23, Dock Row, Northfleet, Kent.

1911 Census - 52 South Hill Road, Gravesend, Kent - George Clarke, head, age 44, married, general labourer, born Bramfield, Hertfordshire;  Emily Clarke, wife, age 45, married 26 years, 10 children, 6 still alive, born Croydon, Surrey; George Clarke, son, age 24, single, slater & tiler, born Northfleet, Kent; Emily Beatrice Clarke, daughter, age 23, single, born Northfleet, Kent; Mary Phillis Clarke, daughter, age 20, single, born Northfleet, Kent; Elsie Beatrice Clarke, daughter, age 12, born Swanscombe, Kent; Lilly Maud Clarke, daughter, age 11, born Northfleet, Kent; Albert Archibald Stanley Clarke, son, age 9, born Northfleet, Kent.

Enlisted Gravesend, Kent, age 29 years & 88 days.  Resided 1 May Avenue, Perry St,  Northfleet,  Kent. Formerly slater & tiler.

Home 27th January 1915 to 24th May 1915; BEF 25th May 1915 to 22nd July 1916.

27th January 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th February 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment;  25th May 1915, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment;  22nd July 1916, posted missing.

Commemorated at  Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, Somme, France.

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