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Place of Birth: Heysham, Lancashire
Service No: 17844
Regiment / Corps / Service: Devonshire Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion
Division: 7th Division
Date of Death: 1917-10-02
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 38 to 40.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
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 entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Sergeant Abram CLARKE
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Devonshire Regiment
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 7th Division
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