EDWARD FREDERICK CLARKSON

 

 

Born: 22nd January 1892, Ipswich.

Died: December 1922 – age 30; Tuberculosis of the Lungs. Served 12 years.

Enlistment Details: Age:16 years; Occupation: Plumber; Height when first joined 5ft 3 1/4ins, when 18 years 5ft 5ins, fresh complexion, grey eyes & dark brown hair. Tattoo of an anchor on left forearm, date of birth on left hand.

 

Service: 28th August 1908 – 13th May 1909 – Granges – Boy.

14th May 1909 – 9th September 1909 – Leviathan – Boy.

10th September 1909 – 12th October 1909 – Pembroke – Boy.

13th October 1909 – Caesar – Boy. Turned 18 years – Ordinary Seaman 22nd January 1910 – 6th June 1910 Caesar.

7th June 1910 – Dominion – Ordinary Seaman.

17th February 1911 – 14th October 1912 – Dominion – Able Seaman.

15th October 1912 – 19th march 1913 – Pembroke I – Able Seaman.

20th March 1913 – 14th April 1913 – Glory – Able Seaman.

15th April 1913 – 18th February 1914 – Abourkis – Able Seaman.

19th February 1914 – 9th March 1914 – Shannon – Able Seaman.

10th March 1914 – 23rd September 1915 – Shannon – Leading Seaman.

30th July 1916 15th September 1916 – Shannon – Able Seaman.

16th September 1916 – 11th October 1916 – Pembroke I – Able Seaman – Invalided Out – Tuberculosis of the Lungs.

Character on leaving each ship was always Very Good.

 

Rank: Able Seaman; Service Number: J3197. Regiment: Royal Navy.

 

Medal Awarded: Silver War Badge – Issued 8th November 1916.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_War_Badge

 

CENSUS

 

1901   1 & 3, Tomline Road, Ipswich.

 

Edward was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Frederick Henry Clarkson, 33, a Plumber & Gas Fitter – own account – at home, born Ipswich.

Jane L. Clarkson, 31, born Ipswich.

Ellen Mary Clarkson, 13, born Ipswich.

Walter Alfred Clarkson, 7, born Ipswich.

Eva Jane Clarkson, 4, born Ipswich.

Frederick Henry Clarkson, 3, born Ipswich.

 

1911   Glengariff Harbour, Ireland.

 

Edward was 19 years old, an Able Seaman on board H.M.S. ‘Dominion’ a Royal Navy Battleship 1st Class, 2nd Division Home Fleet. Morgan Singer – Captain.

In 1917, Ipswich, Edward married Bertha A. Martin (nee Warren), born November 1884, Ipswich.

 

 

 

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