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1679 Trooper Edward Clarke

1679 Trooper Edward Clarke born in 1897 in Odd Rode he was the only child of Thomas & Emma Elizabeth Clarke (nee Wilson) of Bank, Scholar Green. He was unmarried.


Edward enlisted in Congleton after 1916, there are no surviving Military records for him and his Medal Index Card doesn’t give a lot of details, only that he was entitled to the Victory Medal and the British War Medal, he was killed on the 12th October 1917 probably at the 3rd Battle of Ypres- Passchendaele he was 20 years of age, his body was never found, he has no known grave, he is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

Medal Card