GEORGE WILLIAM CLARKE

 

 

Born: 1896, Thundersley, Essex.

Died: 21st March 1917; age 21; KiA.

Residence: Purfleet, Essex.

Enlistment Location: Grays, Essex.

Date of Entry Therein: 30th May 1915 – France.

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 12360

Regiment: Essex Regiment, ‘D’ Coy, 9th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

III.J.21.

Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery,

Arras,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George & Emma Clarke, of 4, Jarrah Cottages, Purfleet, Essex.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   Purfleet, Essex.

 

George was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Clarke, 34, a Labourer – Oil Works, born Steeple, Essex.

Emma Matilda Clarke (nee Rollingson), 27, born Canewdon, Essex.

Lilian Maud Clarke, 7, born North Benfleet, Essex.

Charles Alfred Clarke, 3, born Purfleet.

2 boarders.

 

1911   4, Jarrah Cottages, Purfleet, Essex.

 

George was 15 years old, a Sawyer’s Apprentice. He was living with his parents & siblings.

George, 44, a Saw Mill Labourer – Tinker’s Yard.

Emma, 35.

Lilian, 16.

Charlie, 13.

Frederick Clarke, 10, born Purfleet.

Dorothy Clarke, 8, born Purfleet.

John Edward Clarke, 6, born Purfleet.

Edward Alfred Clarke, 4, born Purfleet.

1 boarder.

 

Essex Regiment, ‘D’ Coy, 9th Battalion:http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/essex-regiment/

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