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Albert Clarke RASC WW1
« on: Sunday 07 April 19 12:16 BST (UK) »
Hi

According to his British Army W1 records, my relative Albert Clarke (serial number M2 050033) was awarded the Belgian Croix De Guerre on the 12th July 1918 whilst either in France or Belgium..

Can anyone point me in the direction of how to find any further information on the circumsttances behind this please as i am no expert on military history

Many Thanks


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Re: Albert Clarke RASC WW1
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 07 April 19 12:38 BST (UK) »
The Croix De Guerre was awarded in batches & it was left to British Military Commanders to decide who received it.
It may state in the Battalion war diary the reason but usually at best it just mentions X number of men were awarded it.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Albert Clarke RASC WW1
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 07 April 19 12:41 BST (UK) »
Thanks very much

i will investigate further


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Re: Albert Clarke RASC WW1
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 07 April 19 13:07 BST (UK) »
Looking at his service record probably gives an indication of why.
Often the Belgian & French Croix De Guerre was awarded to men who had not received any other award such as the MM but were deemed to be outstanding either during a particular period or of a general nature.
Your man was highly regarded by the N.Z. ASC Coy. he was attached to at the time & proved himself on
" difficult & dangerous jobs" also he was regarded as being an outstanding Sgt. when dealing with the men in his charge.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: Albert Clarke RASC WW1
« Reply #4 on: Monday 08 April 19 13:58 BST (UK) »
Thanks very much again for your assistance


Good to know as I thought the medal might relate to just one incident.


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Albert Clarke RASC WW1
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 09 April 19 10:42 BST (UK) »
Hello

Further to previously Albert is missing from the 1901 census but there is an Albert Clarke b c1882  in 1901 from Harrington (sic should be Harvington) on Find My Past. Was this when Albert was in the Gloucestershire Regiment as quoted on his attestation and perhaps in the Boer War?

I have an ancestry sub I don't currently have a subscription on Find My Past so is anyone able to look this up please

Many Thanks in anticipation


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Re: Albert Clarke RASC WW1
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 09 April 19 11:17 BST (UK) »
His WW1 attestation says he was in the 6/Worcs. (Militia) ie. part-timer.
No mention of the Gloucs. Regt. so where has this come from?
The 6th. embarked for SA Dec. 1901 so if he was with them at that time he should be on the 1901 census.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: Albert Clarke RASC WW1
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 09 April 19 11:20 BST (UK) »
Hi

Yes, sorry I meant Worcs not Glos.


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Re: Albert Clarke RASC WW1
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 09 April 19 11:29 BST (UK) »
Can you give the census info.
It should read:
RG13; Piece: ****; Folio: **; Page: **
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/