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Hucknall Torkard, 1894
He was the son of Enoch and Merab Clarke. In 1891 they lived at 24 Morven Street Cresswell Derbyshire and in 1901 at 81 Albert Street Hucknall. In 1911 they had returned to Cresswell and lived at 48 Morven Street.
In 1911 he was a coal miner.
19 Jun 1915
598119 - CWGC Website
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Thomas Edward Clarke entered theatre (France) on 16 March 1915 and probably arrived at the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters with a draft of men on 23rd March. The war diary for 19 June 1915 - ' Weather fine. About 1 p.m., Sgt Hinett and Sgt Gaddard M.G. section (machine gun), crawled into the enemy sap opposite B right. They found it unoccupied, but signs of recent occupation by a good many men. Presumably by night. About 4 p.m., enemy shelled about trench headquarters with 5.9 shells H.E. (High explosive). Casualties 7 killed and 6 wounded. By about 8 pm., all was quiet. Apparently a relief was going on as transport was heard. Fairly quiet night' All 7 men including Thomas are listed as buried or commemorated in the same cemetery. John Morse
Enlisted at Worksop whilst living at Creswell. Buried in Neuve Chapelle Churchyard and his grave was later destroyed by shellfire. Special memorial erected in Neuve Chapelle British cemetery SP mem 4. Soldiers Died in the Great War - Clarke Thomas Edward, born Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire, enlisted Worksop Nottinghamshire, abode Cresswell Derby's, 15306, Private, killed in action, France and Flanders, 19/6/16. Brother of Vincent Enoch Clarke also KIA - 19800 9th battalion Sherwood Foresters 9/8/1916 Commemorated on Arras memorial. (formerly 11528 Leicestershire Regiment)
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