The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J W Clarke


Private John William CLARKE,  G/5706, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or since, 14th October 1915.

Born Willesden, NW.

18th August 1912, St Luke, Parish Church, Old Street, Middlesex, married, Mabel May Southernwood, spinster.

Children - Emily May Clarke, born 23rd January 1913, St Luke, Holborn; William Charles George Clarke, born 2nd February 1914, St Luke, Holborn.

31st August 1914, Kilburn, enlisted, age 25 years & 6 months, height 5ft 6¼ inches, weight 140lbs, fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair. Resided 13 Netherwood Street, West Hampstead, London, NW. Formerly labourer (dustman). Discharged 29th September 1914, Colchester, as not likely to become an efficient soldier, as physically unfit. Service No.2756, 12th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment.

Enlisted Kilburn, NW, age 26 years, height 5ft 6½ inches. Resided 13 Netherwood Street, West Hampstead, London, NW. Formerly dustman.

Home, 10th February 1915 to 14th June 1915; BEF 15th June 1915 to 14th October 1915.

10th February 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th February 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th June 1915, awarded 21 days Field Punishment No.2. by Commanding Officer for absence; 15th June 1915, posted BEF & 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 25th June 1915, joined Battalion; 14th October 1915, posted missing.

12th June 1916, pension of 18/6 a week awarded to widow & two children.

2nd February 1917, Widow Mrs M M Clarke, 60 Princess Road, High Road, Kilburn, London NW.

3rd May 1917, Widow, Mrs Mabel May Quinton, 38 Herbert Street, New North Road, Hoxton?, London / 14 Elgin Terrace, Maida Vale, Paddington.

6th June 1920, now Mrs M M Morris.

Commemorated at  Loos Memorial, Panel 95 to 97, Pas de Calais, France.

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