image from 1917 Chronicle newspaper
born WILLIAM CLARKE
Born: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
Died: 11th April 1917; Died of Wounds – No. 19. Casualty Clearing Station.
Residence: 45, St. Margaret’s Street, Ipswich.
Employed: Mrs Finch, of Silent Street, Ipswich.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Date of Entry Therein: 15th September 1914.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 3/8588.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of E.K. Woodford (formerly Barker), of 44, Waterworks Street, Ipswich.
1891 29, Balkerne Lane, St. Mary at the Walls, Colchester, Essex.
Lucy Clarke and her children were recorded under their father’s surname Barker.
William was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Samuel Barker, 48, an Iron Moulder, born Stowmarket, Suffolk.
Lucy Barker (nee Mills (1st marriage Clarke)), 34, born Ipswich.
Maud Barker, 8, born Ipswich.
Florence Barker, 4, born St. Michael’s, Ipswich.
Samuel Barker, 2, born Ipswich.
Alice Norah Barker, 5 months, born Colchester – died 1901, Colchester.
1901 24, Potter Street, Ipswich.
William was 16 years old and living with his widowed mother & sister. The family were recorded under the Clarke surname.
Lucy, 42, a Tailoress.
Nellie Clarke, 1, born Ipswich.
In 1911, Ipswich, William married Edith Kate Barham, born 1883. They had 2 children:
William S. Clarke, born 1912, Ipswich.
Florence M. Clarke, born 1914, Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Edith Kate Woodford – widow.
William is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Clement’s Congregational Church, Ipswich.
THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT 2nd Battalion: