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  • Studio portrait of Walter John Clarke is courtesy of his great nephew Paul Tupper
Person Details
19 Feb 1893
Basford Nottingham
Walter John Clarke was born in 1893 in Basford and was the son of Alfred John a wheelwright and coach builder and Maria Clarke née Layton of 31 Howitt Street, Hyson Green, Nottingham. His father Alfred John was born in 1891 in Peterborough and his mother Maria Layton was born in Northampton, they were married on 1st August 1887 at St Pauls parish church , Northampton and went on to have 9 children , sadly one was to die in infancy their surviving children were Alfred Thomas Layton b1891 Peterborough, Lucy Ellen b1892 Peterborough, Walter John b1893 Basford, Wilfred Samuel b1896 Basford, Sarah Emily b1899 Basford, Florence May b1901 Basford, Edith Marie Winifred b1903 Basford and Gertrude Rose Clarke b1904 Basford In the 1901 and 1911 census the family are living at 31 Howitt Street Hyson Green Nottingham., in the 1911 census are shown as Alfred John 48 yrs a wheelwright and coach builder, he is living with his wife Maria 46 yrs and their children , Alfred Thomas 20 yrs a drapers assistant, Lucy Ellen 19 yrs a dressmaker, Walter John a coach trimmer, Wilfred 15 yrs a coal merchant, Sarah Emily 12 yrs a scholar, Florence May 10 yrs a scholar, Edith Maria 8 yrs a scholar and Gertrude Rose 7 yrs a scholar.
In 1911 he was a coach trimmer.
21 Jun 1917
24
142100 - CWGC Website
18680
Corporal
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Corporal Walter John Clarke enlisted in Nottingham and served with the 17th battalion Sherwood Foresters , he was killed in action on 21st June 1917 when the trench he was in was hit by enemy shellfire. He was buried in Vlamertinghe New Military cemetery, Belgium.
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  • Studio portrait of Walter John Clarke is courtesy of his great nephew Paul Tupper
    Walter John Clarke - Studio portrait of Walter John Clarke is courtesy of his great nephew Paul Tupper
  • Studio Photograph of Walter John Clarke courtesy of his great nephew Paul Tupper
    Walter John Clarke - Studio Photograph of Walter John Clarke courtesy of his great nephew Paul Tupper
  • Postcard photograph of Walter John Clarke taken during his training sent to his parents, other two men are named as Prince and Perkin, courtesy of his great nephew Paul Tupper
    Walter John Clarke - Postcard photograph of Walter John Clarke taken during his training sent to his parents, other two men are named as Prince and Perkin, courtesy of his great nephew Paul Tupper
  • Patriotic 2nd battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire postcard with Walter John Clarke inset courtesy of his great nephew Paul Tupper
    Walter John Clarke - Patriotic 2nd battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire postcard with Walter John Clarke inset courtesy of his great nephew Paul Tupper
  • postcard photograph of Walter John Clarke as a Corporal sent to his parents and courtesy of his great nephew Paul Tupper
    Walter John Clarke - postcard photograph of Walter John Clarke as a Corporal sent to his parents and courtesy of his great nephew Paul Tupper
  • Photograph Walter John Clarke short birth certificate courtesy of his great nephew Paul Tupper
    Walter John Clarke - Photograph Walter John Clarke short birth certificate courtesy of his great nephew Paul Tupper
  • Photograph is of a letter (army form B104-121) sent to Walter John Clarkes parents dated 14th March 1918 indicating his burial in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium, is courtesy his great nephew Paul Tupper
    Walter John Clarke - Photograph is of a letter (army form B104-121) sent to Walter John Clarkes parents dated 14th March 1918 indicating his burial in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium, is courtesy his great nephew Paul Tupper
  • Article published in the Nottingham Evening Post announcing the death of Walter John Clarke (top left) courtesy of his great nephew Paul Tupper
    Walter John Clarke - Article published in the Nottingham Evening Post announcing the death of Walter John Clarke (top left) courtesy of his great nephew Paul Tupper
  • The commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of Walter John Clarke at Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium courtesy of his great nephew Paul Tupper
    Walter John Clarke - The commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of Walter John Clarke at Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium courtesy of his great nephew Paul Tupper