WIILIAM GIBSON CLARKE

 

 

Born: 16th May 1891, Skipton, North Yorkshire.

Died: 10th August 1918; age 27; KiA at Le Quesnel.

Residence: Seymour House, Moosmin, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Enlistment Details: Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba; Date: 22nd December 1915; Age: 24 years; Occupation: Waiter; Religion: CofE. Next of Kin: 293, Norwich Road, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 6ins, dark complexion, brown eyes & brown hair.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 148605; Regiment: Canadian Infantry, Manitoba Regiment, 78th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Military Medal.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_Medal

 

Grave Reference:

I.B.7.

Caix British Cemetery,

Somme,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Henry Blackwell Clarke & Sarah Clarke, of 34, Brunswick Square, Penrith, Cumberland.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   ‘Grasmere’, Tuddenham Road, Ipswich.

 

William was 9 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Henry Blackwell Clarke, 35, a Journalist & Reporter – Newspaper, born Blackpool, Lancashire.

Sarah Clarke (nee Gibson), 37, born Fleetwood, Lancashire.

Daisy Clarke, 11, born Nelson, Lancashire – died 1910, Ipswich.

Henry Cecil Clarke, 5, born Ipswich.

                                                                                                

IMMIGRATION

18 year old, William arrived at St. John’s, New Brunswick, Canada, on the 18th March 1910. He had travelled on the S.S. ‘Empress of Ireland’ of the Canadian Pacific Line, departing from the port of Liverpool. He wanted to do farming.

William is also remembered on the war memorial at Moosomin & on the Saskatchewen Virtual War Memorial.http://svwm.ca/

 Canadian Infantry, Manitoba Regiment, 78th Battalion:

http://www.ypres-salient.com/78th-bn-canadian-infantry—winnipeg-grenadier.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/78th_Battalion_(Winnipeg_Grenadiers),_CEF

 

 

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