Corporal George Clarke

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

29 Oct 1917

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

338 Hitchin Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Philosophe British Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 12th April 1919
Cpl George Clarke

Cpl George Clarke, 240673, 1/5th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, died of wounds in France on October 29th, 1917. He was one of three sons of widow Mary Ann Clarke, of 338 Hitchin Road, Luton to have served and the first to die. Born in Round Green in 1897, George was described as a straw worker in the 1911 Census.

Under the heading of 'Three patriotic brothers', the Saturday Telegraph carried George's photograph and address along with similar for his brother, Pte Bert Clarke (Middlesex Regt), who had been killed in France on May 27th,1918.

Third brother, Pte Herbert Clarke, had been discharged in 1915 as no longer fit for war service. He had been seriously wounded in the shoulder, chest and lung while serving in France.

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Cpl George Clarke

Author: Deejaya

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