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Cecil George Clarke

Biography of Private Cecil George Clarke, (71957)
“B” Coy, 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Formerly 1st Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
and 25894 3rd Lincolnshire Regiment

Died 2nd August 1917

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Cecil George Clarke

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Baston, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth registration:
Apr – Jun 1894

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England



Wife’s Name:
Freda Smith

Date of Marriage:
2nd April 1916

Place of Marriage:
Baston, Leicestershire

Wife’s Date of birth:

Wife’s Place of Birth:
Baston, Lincolnshire

Wife’s father:

Wife’s Mother:
Sophia Smith

George Reuben Clarke, 1917, Bourne


Father’s Name:

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:

Father’s Occupation:

Mother’s Name:
Mary Ann Clarke

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Baston, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Cecil George Clarke, 1894, Baston
Cronje Cooper Clarke, 1901, Baston

1901 Census:
Cecil is living with his mother at his grandfather’s house at Church Street, Baston.

1911 Census:
George is living with his mother in Baston. The census gives him an age of 17 and he is listed as a waggoner on farm.

Relatives in services:

Newspaper Mentions

Military Records

Attestation Papers:

WW1 Soldier’s Records:

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private Cecil Clarke, 71957 1st Bn Notts and Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment was killed in action on 2nd August 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
Cecil’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal


Baston, Roll of Honour in St John the Baptist Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In memory of Private Cecil George Clarke, 71957, “B” Coy 10th Bn, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) who died on 2 August 1917.
Remembered with honour, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.

More information:

Military Service Timeline:

General Service – Attested – 19.1.1916
General Service – To Army Service – 20.1.1916
Mobilized – 21.6.1916
Posted to Lincolnshire Regiment – 24.6.1916
Unable to read but posted – 22.3.1917
Posted to 3rd Lincolnshire Regiment – 27.6.1916
Posted to 1st Sherwood Foresters – 23.5.1917
Transferred to the 16th Sherwood Foresters 12.6.1917