Second Lieutenant Edward Rupert Clarke

Regiment: King's Royal Rifles
Date published: 26/10/1917
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 09/04/1917
Age at death: 25
Cemetery: Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy Les Mofflaines, Pas de Calais, France
Plot: II. H. 26.
Information: Second Lieutenant Edward Rupert Clarke, who was killed in the battle of Arras, on the 9th of April, 1917, gallantly leading his platoon in an attack, was the younger son of Canon Clarke, Vicar of Killead, Co. Antrim. He was educated at Stratford-on-Avon Grammar School, and was a student of T.C.D. when he enlisted. He served for eleven months in France in the ranks, and was there recommended by his C.O. for a commission. He was gazetted to the 4th Batt., The London Regiment, in October, 1916, and went to France on the 9th of January, 1917, where he served with the King's Royal Rifles till his death.