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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave at Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Notingham
Richard Clarke was born in 1898 and was the son of Richard a drayman at railway company and Mary Emily Clarke née Ainsworth of 35 Kingston Street, Nottingham, His father Richard was born in 1873 in Nottingham and his mother Mary Emily Ainsworth was born in Leek Staffordshire, they were married in 1893 in Nottingham and went on to have a further son Arthur b1897 also in Nottingham. It would appear that Mary Emily had a child prior to the marriage , Florence Spurr born 1890 in Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 35 Kingston Street, Nottingham and are shown as Richard 38 yrs a drayman he is living with his wife Mary Emily 37 yrs and her daughter Florence Spurr 21 yrs a lacehand and his sons Arthur 14 yrs a labourer and Richard 13 yrs a scholar.
Member of 2nd Nottingham Company Boys' Brigade (Dakeyne Street Lads' Club).
27 Jul 1916
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548997 - CWGC Website
R/8357
Rifleman
1st Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Rifleman Richard Clarke, enlisted at Nottingham (he lied about his age as he was only 18 yrs at his death - shown as 13 yrs in 1911 census) and served with the 1st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. He landed in France on 19th May 1915 and he died of wounds and was buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval (grave ref IV.E.4). He appears to have enlisted with R/8356 Rifleman H Hodges, another 'Dako Boy', who was killed 6 July 1915. Richard served in France from 19 May 1915.
Research Hodges/Clarke by Gary Wood
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave at Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Richard Clarke - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave at Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle