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  • Photograph was published on 26th January 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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John Joseph Clarke married his wife Selina Sheppard Haycock in Nottingham in 1903 and they went on to have the following children, Rose Leah b1904, John Fred b1905 , William b1907, Agnes Eva b1909, Edith Lillian b1911 and George b1914 the family lived at 1 Adcock's Yard, Russell Street, Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 1 Adcocks Yard, Russell Street, Nottingham John Joseph is shown as being 28 yrs and a warehouse packer, he is living with his wife Selina 28 yrs and their 5 children.
In the 1911 census he is a warehouse packer.
03 May 1917
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Bombardier
  • MM MM Military Medal
47th Bde Royal Field Artillery
'A' Bty, 47th Bde, RFA. Enlisted at Nottingham in the early days of the war and landed in France on 22nd May 1915 He was awarded Military Medal in September 1916 for 'keeping communication with Battery under heavy fire' (ASCN, March 1917). He was killed in action on 3rd May 1917 and is buried in London Cemetery, Neuville-Vitasse.(Wancourt Road Cem No2 Mem panel 1) He had received the Military Medal for his actions on 15th September 1916, published in the London Gazzette 27th October and adding a bar shortly afterwards. published in the London Gazzette 9th December 1916 .News of his bravery and photograph were published on 26th January 1917
In memoriam published 3rd May 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- CLARKE. – In loving memory of Bombardier Jack Clarke, killed in action May 3rd, 1917. Called – and answered with the supreme sacrifice. – Sorrowing mother, sisters, and brothers.”
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  • Photograph was published on 26th January 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    John Joseph Clarke - Photograph was published on 26th January 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918