Born: 1896, Thundersley, Essex.

Died: 21st March 1917; age 21; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Grays, Essex.

Date of Entry Therein: 30th May 1915 – France.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 12360

Regiment: Essex Regiment, ‘D’ Coy, 9th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George & Emma Clarke, of 4, Jarrah Cottages, Purfleet, Essex.




1901   Purfleet, Essex.


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

George Clarke, 34, a Labourer – Oil Works, born Steeple, Essex.

Emma Matilda Clarke (nee Rollingson), 27, born Canewdon, Essex.

Lilian Maud Clarke, 7, born North Benfleet, Essex.

Charles Alfred Clarke, 3, born Purfleet.

2 boarders.


1911   4, Jarrah Cottages, Purfleet, Essex.


George was 15 years old, a Sawyer’s Apprentice. He was living with his parents & siblings.

George, 44, a Saw Mill Labourer – Tinker’s Yard.

Emma, 35.

Lilian, 16.

Charlie, 13.

Frederick Clarke, 10, born Purfleet.

Dorothy Clarke, 8, born Purfleet.

John Edward Clarke, 6, born Purfleet.

Edward Alfred Clarke, 4, born Purfleet.

1 boarder.


Soldiers’ Effects to Emily Clarke – mother.


George is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary at Stoke Church, Ipswich.


Essex Regiment, ‘D’ Coy, 9th Battalion:

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