image from 1917 Chronicle newspaper


Born: 1889, Norwich, Norfolk.

Baptised: 31st January 1889, Norwich – parents: Studd Woodroffe & Eliza Ann Clarkson.

Died: 7th June 1917; age 28; KiA.

Residence: 23, Handford Cut, Ipswich.

Employed: as an Ostler at the Ipswich Arms.

Enlistment Location; Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 27th September 1915 – France.


Rank: 2nd Corporal; Service Number: 80988.

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 106th Field Coy.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Dranoutre Military Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Studd Woodroffe Clarkson; husband of Ellen Clarkson, of 18, Handford Cut, Ipswich.

Image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.

Mrs. Clarkson, of 29, Handford Road, Ipswich, had four sons serving in the Army. One was captured at Le Cateau, two have been killed in action, and one is still serving. There names are:- Prvt. T.S. Clarkson, age 31, Suffolk Regiment, taken prisoner at Le Cateau, 26th August 1914. 2. Sergt. F.R. Clarkson, Suffolk Regiment, age 22, killed in action at Hill 60, 26th April 1915. 3. Prvt. A.J. Clarkson, age 20, Gloucestershire Regiment (late of 4th Suffolks), killed in action 25th September 1916. 4. Corpl. W.J. Clarkson, now serving in France in Royal Engineers.







1891   1, Austin Court, Norwich, Norfolk.


Walter was 4 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Studd Woodruffe Clarkson, 34, a Road Pavior, born St. John’s Green, Colchester, Essex.

Eliza Ann Carkson (nee Woolner), 28, a Box Maker, born St. James, Norwich, Norfolk.

Thomas Studd Clarkson, 6, born Norwich.


1901   15, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich.


Walter was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Studd, 44, a Pavoir Layer.

Eliza, 38.

Thomas, 17, a Road Labourer.

Blanche Harriet Clarkson, 10, born St. Peter’s, Norwich.

Frederick Robert Clarkson, 8, born St. Peter’s, Norwich.

Arthur James Clarkson, 5, born St. Peter’s, Norwich.

Rosa Emma Clarkson, 1, born St. Mary’s, Norwich.


1911   5, Garrett’s Buildings, St. Matthew’s Street, Ipswich.


Walter was 22 years old, a Cattle Drover. He was living with his future wife and their son at the home of his parents & siblings.

Nelly Barrell, 24, a Box Maker.

William Barrell, 1.

Studd, 54, a Street Pavior – own account.

Eliza, 47.

Blanche, 20, a Sweet Packer – Factory.

Arthur, 15, a News Boy – Newsagents.

Rosa, 11.

William Edward Clarkson, 6, born All Saint’s, Ipswich.

Hilda Eliza Clarkson, 2, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Harry Paul Clarkson, 1, born All Saint’s, Ipswich.


In 1915, Ipswich, Walter married Ellen Barrell, born 1886, St. Helen’s, Ipswich. They had 4 children:

William Clarkson Barrell, born April 1900, 8, Castle Street, St. Andrew’s, Northampton, Northamptonshire.

Ellen Clarkson, born 1912, Ipswich.

Walter Joshua Clarkson, born December 1913, Ipswich.

Blanche Frances Clarkson, born 1915, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ellen Clarkson – widow.



 Royal Engineers, 106th Field Coy:



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