Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
1 Oct 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte Clement Philip Ernest Rash, 51377, 2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment, was killed in action on October 1st, 1918. He was aged 24 and a native of Haverhill, Suffolk, who had been working as a fitter at George Kent's Ltd.
In a letter of sympathy to parents Walter and Miriam, of Haverhill, a chum wrote: “We had been together since the day we enlisted and always got on well together. Now dear Clem has gone I find it very hard, and can hardly realise the loss of such a friend as he always was to me.
“He was killed on October 1st at 4am. It all happened so suddenly – he did not suffer at all. It may console you to know that his chum Jack buried him.”
Clement's parents were visiting their friends, hat manufacturer William and his wife Kate Waller at 42 Liverpool Road, when news reached them of their son's death. Clement had been living in Cardigan Street, Luton, before joining up.