Born: 1897, Bedford, Bedfordshire.
Baptised: 3rd April 1911, at St. Paul’s Church, Peterborough, Northamptonshire. Parents: Esther Jane & John Cole – Publican. Address: 34, Harris Street, Peterborough.
Died: 8th May 1918; age 21; KiA.
Residence: 5, Pearce Road, Ipswich.
Date of Entry Therein: 31st February 1915 – France.
Rank: Second Lieutenant.
Regiment: York & Lancaster Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Formerly Royal Fusiliers, GS/192.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John & Esther J. Cole, of 5, Pearce Road, Ipswich.
1901 Liberal Club, Midland Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire.
Clarence was 4 years old and living with his parents & sister.
John Cole, 41, a Steward – Liberal Club, born Wimblington, Cambridgeshire.
Esther Jane Cole, 40, a Stewardess – Liberal Club, born Gintford, Bedfordshire.
Dorothy Eva Cole, 9, born Beckenham, Kent.
1911 34, Harris Street, Peterborough, Northamptonshire.
Clarence was 14 years old, an Office Boy – Railway Company. He was boarding at the home of 37 year old, Jabez Cliffe, a Jouiner – Builder.
Clarence’s medals were sent to his mother, Mrs Cole at her home – 5, Pearce Road, Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Mrs. Esther Jane Cole – mother, and Mrs. Eva Dorothy Reeve (wife of Harry Aubrey Cobbold Reeve) – sister.