Reginald Clarke

Census Address: 6b Rock Road
Place of Birth: Stamford
Date of Birth: 1897
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6b Rock Road

Reginald Clarke – 6b Rock Road

Reginald Clarke was born in Stamford in 1897. His mother was in domestic service earlier in life and a laundress in 1911. At that time she was using the name Clark and said she was a widow who had been married 14 years, although it is possible she did not marry Reginald’s father.

Arras Road Cemetery, RochlincourtReginald was with his aunts who lived at 64 Scotgate in 1901, then he and his mother moved into Rock Road about 1906.

Reginald enlisted into the 4th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in November 1914. This was about the time of his 17th birthday and he probably said he was a year older than he was.
On the 13th of October, 10 officers and 387 men of the 4th Lincs lost their lives at the Battle of Loos, part of the Hohenzollern Redoubt and Reginald was one of them.

He was eventually buried at the Arras Road Cemetery, Rochlincourt. His grave gives his age as 19 years whereas he would actually have been still under 18 years.