South Staffordshire War Memorials

Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.

William Clarke

William Clarke was born in Brewood late in 1898. He was the son of William Clarke and his wife Emma. The family moved several times, living in Brewood (1898), Burton (1903), Wellington (1907-10) and finally in Bilston (1911) where they appear to have still been living at the end of the war.

William was called up in about January 1917 - about the time of his 18th birthday. He served with the 1/6th Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Dervy Regiment). He died of wounds at the 141st Field Ambulance on 23rd September, 1918. He was initially buried at Estrees Military Cemetery but was later reinterred at Hancourt British Cemetery.

Private William Clarke, 93800, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg.