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 Grocers’ Manager.

Emma, 53.

John, 20, a Tobacco Manufacturers Clerk.



Percy is also remembered on the war memorial under Education at the Town Hall, Ipswich, St. Matthews church Memorial.

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

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