John Clarke

Essex Regiment

Personal Details

Born: 1877

Family: The third child of John and Sarah Clarke of 37 Claypit Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. John married Sarah Elizabeth Hales in 1904 and together they had 3 children – John, George and Phyllis I.

Civilian Occupation: He was employed as a postman. He continued working for the Post Office after the war and in 1939 was an Assistant Post Office Inspector.

Residence: Lived at 167 Alkington Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire at the time of the 1939 Register.

Died: In 1953 age 75.

Military Details

Regiment: Hereford, Essex Regiment (previously Suffolk Regiment and Herefordshire Regiment)

Rank: Private

Service Number: 55285 (previously 291238 and 237126)

Date of Enlistment: 8 December 1915

Date of Discharge: 26 February 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

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