Born: 15 September 1890
Family: Robert Henry was the second of seven children born to Annie Clarke. George was possibly the only legitimate child of Annie and Robert Clarke. In 1919 he married Annie Bleasedale (nee Moores), a young widow, in Chorlton, Lancashire. Together they had a son Robert Henry in 1920.
Residence: At six months of age it would appear that Robert and his mother were living at 38 Yardington Street, Whitchurch with Ellis Speed listed as head of household. In 1901 Annie, Ellis and six children, including Robert, were residing in Wrexham Road, Whitchurch. Ten years later the family’s address was still Wrexham Road. In 1939 the family were living at 10 Rydal Avenue, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Employment: By 1911 Robert was working as a cowman. In 1939 he was working as a car park attendant.
Died: In 1973 aged 83 in Shrewsbury
Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Service Number: 225540
Date of Enlistment: 19 October 1914
Date of Discharge: 10 October 1919
Reason for Discharge: No longer physically fit for war service
Other Information: Left leg amputated as a result of gunshot wound to the thigh. Half-brother of George Clarke who served in the Royal Field Artillery.
The husband of Robert H Clarke’s grand-daughter provided the following information. He lost a leg in WW1 and while he was recovering in hospital met a nurse Anne Bleasdale (nee Moores) whose husband Samuel Mason Bleasdale died also WW1 in 1916.