Private Thomas Clarke



Thomas Clarke, born around 1886, was son of farmer James Clarke and his wife Sarah, of Carrickbrack, Poyntzpass, Co. Armagh.

The image above was taken before the war, between 1908 and 1914.

This may be the Private Thomas Clarke who enlisted at the beginning of February 1913 (No.794).  He went to France with C Squadron on 20 August 1914, taking part in the retreat from Mons and subsequent advance to the Aisne. He was transferred to Class Z Army Reserve on 13 June 1919. 

My thanks to Pearl Jardine for making available this picture of her grandfather.