Alfred Ernest Clarke

Name

Alfred Ernest Clarke

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

05/04/1918
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
8993
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
7th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

ARRAS MEMORIAL
Bay 3.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Stanstead Abbotts Memorial
St Mary the Virgin Church Memorial Plaque, Stanstead St Margarets
Not on the Great Munden memorials
Not on the Little Munden memorial
Not on the Ware memorials

Pre War

Born 1896 in Little Munden and in 1901 lived at Sheffield House, High Street, Stanstead Abbotts with parents Ernest, who was a builder and ironmonger, and Mary, 5 brothers and 1 sister. In the 1911 census his occupation is shown as a house boy. Shortly after the family moved to 1 Railway Villas, St Margarets.

He was resident of Ware and enlisted in Whitehall.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in Royal Fusiliers City of London Regt, 7th Battalion (The Shiny Seventh), sent to France as part of 190th Brigade, 63rd Royal Naval Division in July 1916. They took part in the Battle for Ancre as part of the Somme campaign and then in 1917 in the Arras offensive and 3rd Battle of Ypres. In 1918 they fought in the 2nd Somme Campaign and then in the Allied offensive against the Hindenburg Line. Alfred was killed whilst taking part in the first battle of Villiers Bretonneux, the final battle in the German Spring Offensive (Operation Michael).

Additional Information

Son of Ernest and Mary Maria Clarke, of I, Railway Villas, St. Margaret's, Herts. One of six sons who served, four of whom fell.

Acknowledgments

Jonty Wild