George Thomas Clarke

Name

George Thomas Clarke

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

18/09/1918
28

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lieutenant
Royal Field Artillery
"C" Battery, 114th Brigade

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

SARIGOL MILITARY CEMETERY, KRISTON
D. 587.
Greece

UK Memorials

St Thomas' Mission Hall, Green Tye
St Thomas' Church Memorial, Perry Green
Much Hadham Village Memorial
St Andrew’s Church Memorial, Much Hadham
Stone Bench Plaque, Much Hadham
Congregational Church Memorial, Hadham Cross

Pre War

Probably born in Leyton in 1890 son of Samuel John and Frances Clarke and was living in 101 Orford Road, Walthamstow in 1901. In 1911 he lived at Ruscombe, 3 Hempstead Road, Walthamstow, Essex and worked as a printer’s manager. Probate awarded to Edwin James Clarke, Farmer (brother).

Wartime Service

George Thomas Clarke first joined the Honourable Artillery Company as a Private (Service number 558 & 5570). Later he was transferred to the Royal Field Artillery, reaching rank of Lieutenant. He went to Egypt on 21st April 1915. It seems likely that George was killed during the two-day battle of Grand-Couronne and Pip Ridge, where the British, with support from the Greeks, attacked Bulgarian positions. The attacks were repelled with heavy allied casualties. Died of wounds probably in hospital in Sarigol.

Additional Information

No connection has yet been established with Much Hadham area.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, “Lest We Forget – Much Hadham 1914-18” by Richard Maddams (Much Hadham Forge Museum)