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Frederick Clarke c 1873 and the 68th Battery Royal Artillery
« on: Wednesday 20 February 19 05:29 GMT (UK) »
The 1905 marriage certificate of Frederick Clarke at St Stephens, Paddington says he is 32 and a Sergeant,68th Battery Royal Artillery.
I would be grateful for help in finding out more about Frederick, his military history and his roots.
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Re: Frederick Clarke c 1873 and the 68th Battery Royal Artillery
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 20 February 19 09:06 GMT (UK) »
Wife Alice Buckell, father James; fought in the Sudan 1898 and in South Africa; Army number 77838. Died in 1940. His army papers have survived and are viewable on FindMyPast:
 https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBM/WO97/4533/110/001&parentid=GBM/WO97/4533/373835
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Re: Frederick Clarke c 1873 and the 68th Battery Royal Artillery
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 20 February 19 09:38 GMT (UK) »
He was in India in 1901 so that's not him in the census.

He said he was born in London.

Addresses associated with father James are all in Bristol: 25 College Street; Cotswold Road; 116 Dove Street.
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Re: Frederick Clarke c 1873 and the 68th Battery Royal Artillery
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 20 February 19 09:42 GMT (UK) »
25 College Street, Bristol in 1891:

James Clarke 50 waiter born Buntingford, Herts
Eliza wife 47 born London
Florence daughter 16 cigar maker born Bristol
Ethel Daughter 10 born Bristol
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Re: Frederick Clarke c 1873 and the 68th Battery Royal Artillery
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 20 February 19 09:47 GMT (UK) »
Cotswold Road Bristol in 1901:

James Clarke  widower, 60, waiter, born Buntingford Herts
Florence daughter 26 cigar maker born Bristol
Ethel 20 daughter born Bristol
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Re: Frederick Clarke c 1873 and the 68th Battery Royal Artillery
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 20 February 19 10:35 GMT (UK) »
Baptisms on 29 November 1874 at St. George, Brandon Hill, Bristol, children of James & Eliza:

Walter James born 7 Feb 1870
Frederick born 13 August 1872
Florence born 19 Sep 1874
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Re: Frederick Clarke c 1873 and the 68th Battery Royal Artillery
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 20 February 19 10:46 GMT (UK) »
1881 census - 16 Sydenham Road, Bedminster, Somerset:

William J Clarke - 40 - waiter - Hertfordshire
Eliza - wife - 37 - London
Alice - 15 - pupil teacher- London
Amy - 13 - London
Walter -11- London
Frederick - 8 - London
Florence - 6 - Bristol
Ernest - 4 - Bristol
Ethel - 3 months - Bristol
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Re: Frederick Clarke c 1873 and the 68th Battery Royal Artillery
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 20 February 19 10:54 GMT (UK) »
Eliza's maiden name appears to be Carter.
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