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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Louvencourt, Military Cemetery, Somme, France.  Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Daybrook
William was born in Daybrook in 1885, the son of Matthew a labourer and Ann Askew nee Archer. His father Matthew was born in 1851 in Arnold and his mother Ann was born in 1858 in Kinoulton, Notts, they were married in 1875 in Nottingham they went on to have six children, who were: - Emma Archer b1876, Kate Elizabeth b1881, William Henry b1885, George b1887 and John b1890 all the children were born in Arnold In 1892 his father Matthew dies aged only 41 yrs , his mother left a widow to bring up 5 children soon marries a Walter Clark in 1893 in Arnold , he is a gardener, they go on to have a further 5 children Charles Clark b1894, Ernest Clark 1897, Harry Clark b1898, Harold Clark b1901 and Arthur Clark b1903 all these children are born at Daybrook. In the 1901 census the family are living on Morris Street, Daybrook and are shown as:- Walter Clark 52 yrs a gardener , he is living with his wife Ann Clark 43 yrs and their children , George Askew , stepson 17 yrs , John Askew stepson 11 yrs, Charles Clark 7 yrs , Ernest Clark 5 yrs, Harry Clark 3 yrs and Harold Clark 11 months.
07 Jul 1917
32
117704 - CWGC Website
15723
Private
9th Bn The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
William enlisted into the army in Leeds on leaving school as a junior soldier, he gave his place of birth as Daybrook. His medal index card states that he first entered a theatre of war in The Balkans on 11th July 1915. He eventually went to join the British Expeditionary force in France and on 7th July 1917 was killed in action, he is buried at Louvencourt Military Cemetery, France
William is the step brother of 42981 Driver Walter Clark, who was also killed in Action during the Great war
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Louvencourt, Military Cemetery, Somme, France.  Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    William Henry Askew - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Louvencourt, Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle