Private Archibald William Clarke

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

6 Oct 1917

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

47 Lyndhurst Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Godewaersvelde British Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 18th October 1917
Pte Archibald William Clarke

Pte Archibald William Clarke, 241584, 1st East Surrey Regiment, died of wounds on October 6th, 1917. He had been at the Front only three weeks after having being transferred from the Middlesex Regiment (5865) to the East Surreys.

Archibald enlisted in the Middlesex Regiment in March 1916 and was stationed for a while at Canterbury after joining the East Surreys and gained a reputation for his talent as a pianist at the Y.M.C.A. and among musical circles there.

Archie Clarke was a pupil of Luton parish church organist Fred Gostelow and became pianist at the Bury Park Pleasant Sunday Afternoon meetings. He also organised concerts for wounded soldiers both in Luton and Canterbury.

His older brother, Reginald, was a well-known violinist in Luton and they had performed together on concert platforms.

Archibald had died at the age of 23. Parents William and Martha lived at 47 Lyndhurst Road, Luton.

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Pte Archibald William Clarke

Author: Deejaya

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