Arthur Cyril Clarke

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Wiltshire Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: 2nd Lieutenant

Parents: Samuel Robert and Ellen Clarke

Home address: Eversley, Overhill Road, Downend, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Commercial Clerk

Date of birth: 1892

Place of birth: Bedminster, Bristol

Date of death: 09/04/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, France. Not commemorated on a local memorial

Age: 24

Further information:

Arthur was born in Bedminster, Bristol, the son of a company secretary and the eldest of six children with three brothers and two sisters.

Arthur enlisted in September 1915 initially with the 1st Honourable Artillery Company (4344) and in February 1916 was posted overseas. He transferred to the 2nd Battalion, (Duke of Edinburgh's) Wiltshire Regiment in December 1916 and was promoted to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Arthur fought with the British Expeditionary Force in the pursuit of the German Retreat to the Hindenburg Line and died during the First Battle Of The Scarpe which was one of the Battles Of Arras (09/04/1917 -16/05/1917) which was an uncertain British Victory at a cost of 150,000 casualties. After the armistice, Arthur’s body was exhumed from the battlefield and reburied in its current location.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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