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Edward Clarke was born in Nottingham 1875, the son of John and Annie Clarke. On 22 March 1987, he married Martha Carter at Nottingham Register Office. For several years into their marriage, Martha worked at home making lace products by hand. Their first born child in 1898 was named after his father, Edward, and by 1901 they were living at 106 Carlton Road Nottingham. They had more children over the following years, Eliza born 22/4/1903, Rose Ellen 17/3/1906, Jane 31/12/1907, Elizabeth 22/5/1913 and John 25/7/1915 who died at the age of 8 months of pneumonia. In 1911 they lived at 1 Scotland Yard, Nottingham.
He was an ale brewer.
08 Feb 1918
897989 - CWGC Website
132 Sycamore Road, Nottingham
Army Service Corps
When the war came, both Edward junior and senior joined the Army. Edward senior was considered too old at 40 for the infantry so enlisted with the Army Service Corps as a M.T. driver. He was attested on the 27 Sept 1915, at Nottingham, his age was 40 yrs and 3 months, his home address being 132 Sycamore Road, Nottingham. He gave his occupation as that of a brewer and his religion as Church of England. He spent the next 6 months in the UK and on 18 March 1916 was drafted to France; he embarked from Folkstone on the SS Invicta arriving in Boulogne the same day. However due to suffering with chronic bronchitis Edward was transferred home again on 29 October 1916. On 8 March 1917 he joined the Expeditionary Force to East Africa embarking at Devonport on 9 March 1917 and disembarking at Dar es Salaam on 30 May 1917. On 23 January 1918 Edward was admitted to No. 2 South African Hospital, Dar es Salaam, suffering from dysentery from which he died at 6.20am on the 8th of February. He was buried in the Dar es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania.
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