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CampbellSJ

Gunner 10118 J Clarke wounded 27/10/1917 near Ypres. Died of wounds 28/10/1917 and buried at Dozingham.  I am trying to locate his famliy and age, thus hope to find his effects in a roll from the clearing station? The 4th, 47th and 61st Casualty Clearing Stations were posted at Dozinghem.  

 

Bombardier 22562 Sidney H Marshall, the man next to Gunner Clarke when he was wounded, was killed outright. Yet I did see his effects listed in a roll somewhere online, (which I can't find now). He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. 

 

Thank you.

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ss002d6252

The only lists of actual effects that survive are the very odd ones in service records and with wills.

 

The soldiers effects record set on ancestry is for monies rather than goods.

 

Craig

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If it is this chap

Name:James Clarke

Gender:Male

Death Date:28 Oct 1917

Death Place:Field

Rank:Gunner

Regiment:RFA C/82nd Brigade

Regimental Number:1011 8

 

then effects says on Ancestry

Widow & sole legatee Elizabeth

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CampbellSJ

Many thanks to all of you!!  I have Ancestry but was unable to locate him there... Partially because I knew not his age or anything else about him. 

Much appreciate your time and expertise!

 

And Craig, I will check out your blog sometime as I am also interested in a young soldier who served with the 1/7th DLI.

Again - thanks to all!

 

Sandy

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22 hours ago, ss002d6252 said:

The James Clarke on this 1911 census says birthplace - St Thomas Parish.  Could that be same as 'Skerton'.  ( I am not familiar with the area).

 

From Forces-War -Records:

 

First Name:
James
Surname:
Clarke
Birth Town:
Skerton, Lancashire
Resided Town:
Liverpool, Lancashire
Nationality:
British
Date of Death:
28/10/1917
Fate:
Died of Wounds
Rank:
Gunner
Service Number:
10118
Duty Location:
France And Flanders
Service:
British Army
Battalion:
"C" Battery 82nd Brigade
Commemorated:
Britain
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