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Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
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Pte 16512 Daniel Herbert Clarke
- Age: 22
- From: Wavertree, Liverpool
- Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18th Btn
- D.O.W Tuesday 11th July 1916
- Commemorated at: Abbeville Cc
Panel Ref: V.E.7
Pte 16512 Daniel Herbert CLARKE, 18th Battalion KLR.
Daniel Clarke was born in Tarleton Street, Wavertree, Liverpool, on 20/11/1893 and baptised in St Peter’s Church, Liverpool on 03/01/1894. He was the son of Peter and Annie Clarke.
On 31st August 1914 at Liverpool, Daniel enlisted aged 20 years 240 days, born Wavertree, a silk mercer who had served an apprenticeship with Messrs. Herbert Collier of Smithdown Road. He crossed to France with his Battalion on board the SS Invicta on the 7/11/1915. In the attack on the 1st July 1916 he sustained a gunshot wound to his thigh and admitted to 96 Field Ambulance, he was then transferred to 1/1 South Midland Division Casualty Clearing Station and then on to No 2 Stationary Hospital in Abbeville by barge arriving on 3rd July 1916. He died of his wounds in the hospital on the 11th July 1916. He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery.
He is also commemorated on the war memorial in St Thomas Parish Church, Ashfield, Wavertree, Liverpool.
On the 11th July a letter was received from his father, Peter, living at 137 Salisbury Road, Wavertree, asking for more news of the nature of his son’s wounds and how he was progressing. A reply was sent on 12th July but there is no copy on his file.
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