Clarke/Clark, T W
THOMAS WILLIAM CLARKE
Remembered with honour Poelcapelle British Cemetery: Plot XXX, Row E, Grave 13.
He enlisted in Watford 6 June 1916: a butcher aged 31, 5’2½” tall, C of E, next-of-kin his wife of Watford. He was formerly Private G/16498 3rd Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment, joining the Machine Gun Corps 15 July 1916. He embarked from Folkestone and disembarked Boulogne 24 October 1916. He was admitted to no. 13 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne 9 March 1917, and was in Sharncliffe War Hospital, Sheffield, from 17 March to 14 April 1917 suffering from bronchitis and burns; he was granted leave from 14 to 23 April 1917. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action.
Son of Thomas and Mary Ann (nee DYER) CLARKE; husband of Edith (nee GREGORY) CLARKE.
His parents married 1 June 1886 in Portsea, Hants. Thomas died 1894 in the South Stoneham, Hants, district aged 26 or 1912 in the Portsmouth, Hants, district aged 45.
Thomas was born 1886 in Sandown, Isle of Wight, and married 1915 in the Watford district.
On the 1891 Census, aged 5 he lived in Portsea, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 14 he lived in Sandown, with his mother and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a butcher aged 25, he still lived in Sandown, with his mother and no siblings.
Date of death22/03/1918
Age at death31
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)