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Private 9857 Joseph Clarke

1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in Railway Accident: Milverton Railway Station, Warwick, 26th February 1915, aged 31

  • Buried: Stockingford Cemetery. Grave B.13
  • Awarded: 1914 Star with Clasp, British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of Joseph and Betsy Clarke
  • Husband of A Zillah Clarke
  • Father of Doris Clarke

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1911 Census and Family History Information

  • Born c1884 and Baptised 27 Jul 1884 at Hartshill
  • Lived at Whittleford Road, Stockingford [1901]
  • Lived at 205 Bucks Hill, Stockingford [1911]
  • Employed as a Coal Miner / Hewer [1911]
  • Enlisted at Enlisted. Originally arrived in France 22 Aug 2014

    Circumstance of Joseph's Death - Coventry Standard 5th March 1915

    After serving with the Royal Warwicks at the front and being wounded, Private Joseph Clarke, of Stockingford, Nuneaton, has returned home only to be accidentally killed on the railway at Milverton Station, Warwick. He had only recently been discharged from Aberdeen Hospital, in Scotland, and, with others, had reported himself at Budbrooke Barracks, Warwickshire, and been granted leave.

    From the evidence at the inquest on Monday afternoon it appears that the deceased, who was going home, on getting to the top of the stairs leading to the station platform, saw the Birmingham train moving out, and ran to get into it. He caught hold of the carriage handle, but fell between the carriage and the platform, the train passing over his head.

    A verdict of "Accidental death" was recorded.

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