Private Clement Philip Ernest Rash

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

1 Oct 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation



George Kent Ltd

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

Cardigan Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 26th October 1918
Pte Clement Philip Ernest Rash

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.

Pte Clement Philip Ernest Rash

Author: Deejaya

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