Sapper Harry Clarke

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Date of Birth


Date of Death

12 Dec 1919

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Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

2 Maple Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Bute Hospital
Grove Road
United Kingdom

Grave Location

Plot 4440
Rothesay Road
United Kingdom

Luton ward

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Harry Clarke was born in Bromley, London in 1886.

On 8th October 1905 he married Nellie Elizabeth Ennever in St Andrew's Church, Bromley.

In 1911 he is 25 years old & living with his family at No 2 Maple Road Luton & is working as an iron moulder at the gas stove factory. His wife Nellie is at home looking after their 2 sons Henry 5 & 2 year old Alfred. Harry's 66 year old mother Selina is living with them & working as a charwoman. They also have a boarder, 23 year old Bernard McDade who is an iron moulder for rain water pipes.

On 9th September 1914 Harry joined the 1/2nd East Anglian Field Company, Royal Engineers. On 1st June 1917 he was posted to France & whilst there 3 months later on 19th September he was accidently injured whilst not on duty & was sent home to 1st London General Hospital in Camberwell. He was transferred to the Reserves & spent the rest of the war on home soil. He was suffering from synovitis of the right knee & arteriosclerosis, but on the 12th December 1919 he died in Bute Hospital of a septic ulceration on the mouth, nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys) & toxaemia, possibly due to exposure to gas during war service.

He is buried in the cemetery on Rothesay Road.

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Author: KarenC

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