Born: 1896, Ipswich.

Died: 4th November 1918; age: 22; KiA.

Residence: Norwich, Norfolk.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 11th October 1915 – France.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 96249.

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment, 3rd Battalion.

Formerly 18786, Suffolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.



Grave Reference:


Cross Roads Cemetery,





1901   107, Bramford Lane, Ipswich.

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

Frederick Edward Clarke, 34, a Bricklayer’s Labourer, born 17, Gipping Street, Ipswich.

Ellen Clarke (nee Mills), 32, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Rose May Clarke, 12, born Ipswich.

Alice Clarke, 9, born Ipswich.

Arthur Charles Clarke, 3 months, born Ipswich.

On the 15th November 1906, Frederick’s father, Frederick Clarke, of Riverside Road, was fined 2s. 6d. for neglecting to cause his son to attend school.

On the 1911 census Frederick’s parents, of 23, Riverside Road, Ipswich, recorded that Frederick was at an Industrial School.

Frederick’s infant sister Elsie Florence Clarke died December 1904, aged 5 months, at 107, Bramford Lane, Ipswich. His infant sister Ruby Irene Clarke died September 1908, aged 7 1/2 months, at Riverside Road, Ipswich.

Soldiers’ Effects to Frederick E. Clarke – father.

Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment, 3rd Battalion:

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