Clarke, Ernest

Birth Name Clarke, Ernest
Gender male
Age at Death 27 years, 7 months, 15 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1890-05-16 Barwell, Leicester, ENGLAND  
Event Note

Lance's side says 16/5/1889?

1
Death 1917-12-31 third Battle of Ypres, WWI  
Event Note

From: "Dave Patterson" <davepatterson1@home.com>
To: "Christine Downes" <christine.downes@btinternet.com>
Copies to: "Kevin & Sheila Gyllenberg" <kevin@gyllenberg.co.il>
Subject: Earnest Clarke
Date sent: Sun, 15 Jul 2001 04:20:35 -0700

I had searched the Commonwealth War Graves Commission online database
before
for Earnest Clarke, but could not find him (130+ E Clarkes died in WW1).
Now that I've got the date from Sheila's website...here's what the "DEBT
OF
HONOUR REGISTER" says;

In Memory of
E CLARKE
Lance Bombardier
135221
"D" Bty. 47th Bde., Royal Field Artillery
who died on
Monday, 31st December 1917.

 

Commemorative Information
Cemetery: VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium
Grave Reference/
Panel Number: XVI. H. 1.

Location: Vlamertinge New Military Cemetery is located 5 Km west of
Ieper
town centre and to the south of the village of Vlamertinge. Vlamertinge
itself is located along the Poperingseweg. (Vlamertinge is the modern
spelling of Vlamertinghe). From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg
(N308),
is reached via Elverdingsestraat then straight over two small roundabouts
in
the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of J.
Capronstraat
and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. The cemetery itself
is
located after turning left in the village of Vlamertinge onto the Hugo
Verriestraat. This road crosses a railway and the main road N38, where
the
name of the street changes to Bellestraat. The cemetery lies 200 metres
on
the left hand side of the Bellestraat, after crossing the N38. Visitors
to
this site should note a grassed access path which runs between two houses
on
the street front and is unsuitable for vehicles.

 

Historical Information: For much of the First World War, Vlamertinghe
(now
Vlamertinge) was just outside the normal range of German shell fire and
the
village was used both by artillery units and field ambulances. Burials
were
made in the original Military Cemetery until June 1917, when the New
Military Cemetery was begun in anticipation of the Allied offensive
launched
on this part of the front in July. Although the cemetery continued in
use
until October 1918, most of the burials are from July to December 1917.
The
cemetery now contains 1,813 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.
The
cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Clarke, Thomas
Mother York, Sarah
         Clarke, Ernest
    Sister     Clarke, Eliza (Lizzy)
    Sister     Clarke, Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie)
    Sister     Clarke, Alice
    Brother     Clarke, Thomas

Families

    Family of Clarke, Ernest and Hibbins, Lillie “Dot”
Married Wife Hibbins, Lillie “Dot”
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1914-06-13 Barwell, Leicestershire, ENGLAND Marriage of Clarke, Ernest and Hibbins, Lillie "Dot"
 
  Children
  1. Clarke, Ernest

Media

Attributes

Type Value Notes Sources
_UID 3D7B56BF682AD711921200AA0048380E23CF
 

Pedigree

  1. Clarke, Thomas
    1. York, Sarah
      1. Clarke, Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie)
      2. Clarke, Thomas
      3. Clarke, Eliza (Lizzy)
      4. Clarke, Alice
      5. Clarke, Ernest
        1. Hibbins, Lillie “Dot”
          1. Clarke, Ernest

Ancestors

Source References

  1. Dave Patterson: Dave Patterson's Clarke.doc