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Place of Birth: Silsden, Yorkshire
Service No: 267572
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Engineers
Battalion / Unit: 17th Division Signalling Coy
Division: 17th (Indian) Division
Date of Death: 1918-04-24
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Addenda Panel
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SILSDEN, YORKSHIRE
Ormond Clarkson was the son of William and Maria Clarkson, née Spencer. Both parents were born at Silsden, Yorkshire. Ormond was the cousin of Private Pliny Drake Clarkson (69811) (q.v.).
1901 Silsden, Yorkshire Census: Reservoir Cottage - Ormond Clarkson, aged 3 years, born Silsden, son of William and Maria Clarkson.
1911 Silsden, Yorkshire Census: Reservoir Cottage - Ormond Clarkson, aged 13 years, born Silsden, son of William and Maria Clarkson.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Dvr Ormond Clarkson, 267572, Royal Engineers.
Ormond drowned at Samarrah, Mesopotamia.
In 2018 the CWGC commemoration for Ormond was transferred from Pozieres Memorial to Basra Memorial - Addenda Panel. His name will be removed from the Pozieres Memorial when the appropriate panel is next replaced.
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:
CLARKSON, Driver Osmond, aged 20, R.E., Reservoir House, [Silsden], drowned Persian Gulf April 24, 1918.
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Driver Ormond CLARKSON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Engineers
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 17th (Indian) Division
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