Photographs courtesy of the Mickelsen family.

Born: 7th October 1901, Ipswich.

Died: 2nd August 1946; age: 44; died from the effects of Beriberi, at Ipswich.

Mickelsen family:

Clarence contracted Beriberi in Eastern Europe, he was repatriated when he was strong enough but wasn’t able to survive it.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 14688193.

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of D. Mickelsen, of Ipswich.




1911   33, Key Street, Ipswich.

Clarence was 10 years old and living with his parents, siblings and niece.

Tonnes Micklesen (Tønnes Mikkelsen), 53, a Carpenter & Joiner, born Onsbjerg, Holbaek, Denmark.

Jennie Mickelsen (nee Sheppard), 43, born Woolwich, Kent.

Barbara Annie E. Mickelsen, 21, a Servant – Housemaid, born Peckham, London.

Ada Lilian J. Mickelsen, 18, a Machinist – Corset, born Colchester, Essex.

Dorothy Kathleen Mickelsen, 16, an Almond Blancher, born Colchester.

Francis William M.Q. Mickelsen, 15, a Van Boy, born Colchester.

Charles Edward Tonnes Mickelsen, 12, born Ipswich.

Harold Frederick James Mickelsen, 8, born Ipswich.

Ernest Lionel Stanley Mickelsen, 6, born Ipswich.

Arthur Gordon L. Mickelsen, 4, born Ipswich.

Marius William Cyril Mickelsen, 21 months, born Ipswich.

Grace E.G. Mickelsen, 7 months, born Ipswich – died 1911, Ipswich.

Clarence’s father, Tonnes Mickelsen died 1917, Ipswich.

His mother, Jennie Mickelsen died 1929, Ipswich.

Clarence’s father’s death was mentioned in Rowland Woodard’s war Diary 1917


In 1934, at Ipswich, Clarence married Doris Pamela Mortimer, born December 1914, Ipswich.

They had 4 sons:

Donald Mickelsen, born 1936, Ipswich.

Terence James Mickelsen, born 1937, Ipswich.

David Frank Mickelsen, born 1938, Ipswich.

Richard Andrew Mickelsen, born 1941, Ipswich.



Clarence was a General Labourer – making Concrete Tubes. He was living with Doris and 3 of their sons at their family home – 37, Wingfield Street, Ipswich. His widowed, youngest brother was living with the family.

Doris, unpaid Domestic Duties.




Marius Mickelsen, a Carpenter – Builder.


Clarence’s brother, Ernest Lionel Stanley Mickelsen lost his life on the 20th August 1924, as the result of the First World War, at the Tidworth Military Hospital. He was 19 years old, ranked a Driver, service number, 747395, for the 410th Royal Artillery.

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