Frederick Clarke

Name

Frederick Clarke

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

28/11/1918
24

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
105809
Hertfordshire Yeomanry
1st/1st

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY
B. 114.
Syria

UK Memorials

Stanstead Abbotts Village Memorial
St Mary the Virgin Church Memorial, Stanstead St Margaret’s
Hertfordshire Yeomanry Memorial, St Albans Abbey, Herts.

Pre War

He was born in Wadesmill in 1894, in 1901 lived at Sheffield House, High Street, Stanstead Abbotts with parents Ernest and Mary plus 5 brothers and a sister. In 1911 he was working as an ironmonger’s assistant probably for his father who was a builder and ironmonger. The family later moved to 1 Railway Villas, St Margaret’s.

Wartime Service

Joined the Hertfordshire Yeomanry in 1915, in August he was sent to Gallipoli where he fought until evacuated. Then sent to Egypt as part of the Indian Expeditionary Force. Served in both Syria and Iraq, where he survived the remainder of the war. He contacted Malaria and Dysentery and died three weeks after the war in Europe ended.

Acknowledgments

Terry Collins