image from 1918 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper


Born: 1885, Ipswich.

Died: 19th September 1918; age 33; KiA – Palestine.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th February 1918 – Egypt.

Employed: as Secretary to Mr. Pollard Wilkinson, Headmaster of the Ipswich Municipal Secondary School for Boys.


Rank: Second Lieutenant.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Battalion attached 1st/5th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Ramleh War Cemetery,

Israel & Palestine (including Gaza).


Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs Emma Eliza Clarke, of 25, Broom Hill Road, Ipswich.




1891   16, Palmerston Road, Ipswich.


Percy was 6 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Thomas Lancey Clarke, 47, a Grocery Manager, born Harwich, Essex.

Emma Eliza Clarke (nee Runickles), 34, born Stowmarket, Suffolk.

George William Clarke, 9, born Ipswich.

David Henry Clarke, 3, born Ipswich.

John Cyril Clarke, 7 months, born Ipswich.


1901   61, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.


Percy was 16 years old he was living with his parents & brothers.

Thomas, 57, a Manager of Co-Operative Society.

Emma, 43.

George, 19, a Clerk.

David, 13.

John, 10.


1911   61, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.


Percy was 26 years old, a Registrar of Secondary & Technical Schools – Municipal Borough Council. He was living with his parents & brother.

Thomas, 67, a Grocer’s Manager.

Emma, 53.

John, 20, a Tobacco Manufacturer’s Clerk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mrs. Emma Eliza Clarke – mother.


Probate to Emma Eliza Clarke – mother.


Percy is also remembered on the war memorial under Education at the Town Hall, Ipswich, and at St. Matthew’s Church, and at  Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.

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