Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Charles St Aubyn Clarke

Photo of Charles St Aubyn Clarke
House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1912 - 1914.

Regiment: Indian Army.
Died: 30 July 1918 aged 20 in India. Died at Agra.
Cemetery: Agra

Born May 29th 1898, Wentworth, Yorkshire
Father: Robert William Clarke (Mining and Civil Engineer in India, and in 1916 T.C.O Staff Captain in France), Thurcroft Hall, Rotherham.
Mother: Mrs R W Clarke, Tembrani, Redcliffe Road, Paignton, S. Devon
Lower IV—Lower Modern II.
Sheffield University.
Occupation: Engineer's apprentice at Vickers Ltd, Sheffield.

'Charles Clarke survived his brother but six months. We reprint the following from the Malvernian of last March :— " The two brothers Clarke were boys of high character and distinct promise. Their School career was unavoidably shortened but they both accomplished enough to prove that they would turn out sound men. Their subsequent career has justified this expectation, as the writer has reason to know.' (Malvernian, Nov 1918).

He was commissioned in August 1915 in the service of the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps.
In February 1917 he was in the Machine Gun Corps. He fought in the First World War between July 1917 and October 1917, in France, and then transferred to the 74th Punjabis in November 1917 in the Indian Army.

He died at Station Hospital, Agra, Bengal, India, from endocarditis.
Ref the Peerage

Service Record:WO 339/76041 Machine Gun Corps