1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Thomas Clarke

Contributed by: Alexander Menzies, on 2008-11-18

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Rank
First Name Thomas
Surname Clarke
Year of Birth 1901
Year of Death 1916
Regiment Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Kilmalogue, Other

Thomas's Story

He joined up to be with his Hero brother John Clarke who died 13/08/1917 at Ypres serving with the Prince of Wales Leinster Regt 2nd Bn. I dont know why Tommy is not recorded on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL. His Parents are Luke Clarke and Margaret Hall.

Tried many times to join up as a 14 year old tried many times but was rejected each time, eventually one of the other recruits advised him to black his face. Next time with a blacked face he was in. Too late to catch up with Johnny who had already sailed for Belgium he never saw him again. Killed somewhere in Belgium. He is my Grans youngest brother known as Tommy.

Other memories

Anonymous, Born in: Mt Mellick, Kilmalogue, Offaly, Eire 2008-11-24

Tommy was born in Mt Mellick Kilmalogue, Co Offaly, Eire

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