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Abram CLARKE

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Surname: CLARKE

Forename(s): Abram

Place of Birth: Heysham, Lancashire

Service No: 17844

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Devonshire Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion

Division: 7th Division

Age: 27

Date of Death: 1917-10-02

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 38 to 40.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Abram Clarke was the son of Robert Joseph and Margaret Clarke, née Dodgson. Robert was born at Heysham and Margaret at Bulk (township), Lancaster, Lancashire.

1891 Heysham, Lancashire Census: Abram Clarke, aged 5 months, born Heysham, son of Robert Joseph and Margaret Clarke.

1901 Heysham, Lancashire Census: Lower Heysham - Abram Clarke, aged 10 years, born Heysham, son of Robert Joseph and Margaret Clarke.

1911 Heysham, Lancashire Census: Carr Garth, Lower Heysham - Abram Clarke, aged 20 years, born Heysham, son of Robert Joseph and Margaret Clarke.

Abram was married to Margaret Ellen Cairns in 1912.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Sgt Abram Clarke, 17844, Devonshire Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 21 December 1915.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Sgt Abram Clarke, 17844, 8th Devons. K. in A. 2.10.17.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Sgt Abram Clarke, 17844, 8 Batt Devon. Date and Place of Death: 8 [sic].10.17. In action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Margaret E. £13 10s. 0d.

A short biography of Abram is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Sergeant Abram CLARKE

Sergeant Abram CLARKE

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Devonshire Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Devonshire Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 7th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 7th Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

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Surname: CLARKE

Forename(s): Abraham

Born: Heysham, Lancs

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorks

Enlisted: Keighley, Yorks

Number: 17844

Rank: Sergt

Regiment: Devonshire Regiment

Battalion: 8th (Service) Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 02/10/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: CLARKE

Forename(s): Abraham

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 17844

Rank: Serjeant

Regiment: Devonshire Regiment

Unit: 8th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 02/10/1917

Additional Information:

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St Peter's Churchyard, Heysham

St Peter's Churchyard, Heysham

Family gravestone

© A Grocott (WMR-79402)

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26 October 1917

BARNOLDSWICK - THE LATE SERGEANT CLARK

A letter received this week from the Rev. S. C. Crosse (Chaplain) confirms an earlier unofficial report of the death of Sergt. Abe Clark, Devonshire Regiment, whose home was at 2, King Street, Barnoldswick. He was killed by a shell on his way up to his position on October 2nd. Sergeant Clark was 27 years of age, and leaves a wife but no children. He had spent a year and ten months in France, returning thither after a short leave three months ago. A native of Heysham, he had lived in Barnoldswick about six years, and before joining the Army was employed as a warehouseman at Messrs. Edmondson & Co.'s Fernbank Shed. In his letter to the bereaved wife, the chaplain writes:- "It will, I feel sure, be some consolation to you to know that by the sacrifice of his life he helped considerably towards the complete success of the battle fought at that time. He has not died in vain, and deeply as I know you most feel his death, you must, I think, feel also a great pride that he should have given his life for the freedom of the world."

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26 October 1917

BARNOLDSWICK

THE LATE SERGT. ABE CLARKE

A letter received this week from the Rev. E.C. Crosse (chaplain) confirms the death of Sergt. Abe Clarke, Devonshire Regiment, whose home was at 2, King Street, Barnoldswick. He was killed by a shell on his way up to his platoon on October 2nd. Sergt. Clarke was 27 years of age, and leaves a wife but no children. He had spent a year and ten months in France, returning thither after a short leave three months ago. A native of Heysham, he had lived in Barnoldswick about six years, and before joining the army was employed as a warehouseman at Messrs. Edmondson and Co's. Fernbank Shed. In a letter to the bereaved wife the chaplain writes:- "It will, I feel sure, be some consolation to you to know that by the sacrifice of his life he helped considerably towards the complete success of the battle fought at that time. He has not died in vain, and deeply as I know you must feel at his death, you must, I think, feel also a great pride that he should have given his life for the freedom of the world."

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