Tuesday 6 November 2007

Lance-Corporal Richard Inkermann Clarke

Born on 7 September 1889 in Gloucester, England - son of Mrs. Elizabeth Clarke, Gloucester, England - enlistment records provide the following: present address in Toronto, Ontario, trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 7.25 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 21 February 1916 (number 775856) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 25 April 1917.

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