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

E Cedric Clarke

This is almost certainly Edwin Cedric Clarke (1896 - 1918) though I have yet to establish his connection to Worfield.

Edwin Cedric Clarke was born in Hadley in 1896 and baptised at Shifnal on 19th July, 1896. He was the son of Edwin Frank Clarke, a grocer and spirit dealer (born in Morville). His mother was Charlotte Jane Peterkin Christie. The couple had been married at Shifnal Parish Church in 1894. In 1901 they were living in Hadley High Street where Edwin Frank Clarke kept a shop.

The family emigrated to Canada in 1908 settling in Regina, Saskatchewan. Edwin junior worked as a clerk. At the outbreak of war, he joined up, attesting on the 23rd September, 1914. He enlisted as a private in the 11th Batallion but transferred to the RFC/RAF later with the rank of Second Lieutenant. He was killed in action on 13th August, 1918 while serving with the 104th Squadron, RAF. He is buried in Antilly Churchyard, Moselle, France.

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