Regiment : 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 10213
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 10th March 1915
Buried : Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France, Panel 17 and 18.
Birthplace : Born and resident Pershore, Worcestershire, enlisted Worcester
Memorial : Pershore Abbey
Also appears on : Birlingham War Memorial surname spelt Clarke Birlingham St James's Church surname spelt Clarke, with the additional information: Private 2nd Worcestershire Regt.
Additional information on the memorial: Worcestershire Regiment.
Private, 1st Worcesters. Brother of Maudie Playdon of Engine Terrace. In regular army. Came from Africa to France 1914, killed 10th March 1915.
Additional information from Pershore Parish Records, Holy Cross, Film No 216/7, available at Worcestershire Archives.
A photograph of Private John Clarke of Pershore can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 27th March 1915, available at Worcestershire Archives.
Trudy Burge has created the WW1 Pershore website to commemorate the men from Pershore who served their country from 1914 to 1918: http://pershoreww1.webs.com/
John Clarke has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Le Touret Memorial.