Born: 1896, St. Peter’s, Norwich, Norfolk.

Died: 25th September 1916; age 20; KiA.

Residence: 29, Handford Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 9538.

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment, 2nd/5th Battalion (T).

Formerly Private, 2771, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Pont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery,

La Gorgue,




Image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.

Mrs. Clarkson, of 29, Handford Road, Ipswich, had four sons serving in the Army. One was captured at Le Cateau, two have been killed in action, and one is still serving. There names are:- Prvt. T.S. Clarkson, age 31, Suffolk Regiment, taken prisoner at Le Cateau, 26th August 1914. 2. Sergt. F.R. Clarkson, Suffolk Regiment, age 22, killed in action at Hill 60, 26th April 1915. 3. Prvt. A.J. Clarkson, age 20, Gloucestershire Regiment (late of 4th Suffolks), killed in action 25th September 1916. 4. Corpl. W.J. Clarkson, now serving in France in Royal Engineers.





1901   15, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich.


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

Studd Woodruffe Clarkson, 44, a Pavior Layer, born St. John’s Green, Colchester, Essex.

Eliza Ann Clarkson (nee Woolner), 38, born St. James, Norwich, Norfolk.

Thomas Studd Clarkson, 17, a Road Labourer – Layer, born Norwich.

Walter Joshua Clarkson, 12, born Norwich.

Blanche Harriet Clarkson, 10, born St. Peter’s, Norwich.

Frederick Robert Clarkson, 8, born St. Peter’s, Norwich.

Rosa Emma Clarkson, 1, born St. Mary’s, Norwich.


1911   5, Garrett’s Buildings, St. Matthew’s Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was 15 years old, a News Boy – Newsagents. He was living with his parents, siblings sister-in-law & nephew.

Studd, 54, a Street Pavior – own account. He was deaf.

Eliza, 47.

Walter, 22, a Cattle Drover – Farmer.

Blanche, 20, a Sweet Packer – Factory.

Rosa, 11.

William Edward Clarkson, 6, born All Saint’s, Ipswich.

Hilda Eliza Clarkson, 2, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Harry Paul Clarkson, 1, born All Saint’s, Ipswich.

Ellen Barrell, 24, a Box Maker – Cardboard Factory, born St. Helen’s, Ipswich.

William Clarkson Barrell, 1, born 8, Castle Street, All Andrew’s, Northampton, Northamptonshire.


Soldiers’ Effects to Studd W. Clarkson – father.


Gloucestershire Regiment, 2nd/5th Battalion:

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