Percy Butler Charles Clarke QSA

1876 Jul 5. Born Dublin "Pierce Butler Charles Clarke"

1896 Apr 30. Started working for Guinness in Dublin eibhlin.roche@diageo.com I have undertaken a search in the Guinness Archive collection for the personnel record of Percy Butler Charles Clarke, born Dublin 1876, married to Alyce Eva Clarke and have located his personnel file in the Guinness Archive. Percy (Pierce) B. Clarke was born on 18 March 1877 and joined the Guinness Brewery as a member of staff on 30 April 1896. He worked in the Forwarding (Transport) department as a Clerk and the last address recorded on file was: 24 Waltham Terrace, Blackrock. His date of retirement and date of death are not recorded on his file. His widow is listed as Mrs. A.E. Clarke who died on 3 April 1963.

1900 Feb 7. Enlisted in Imperial Yeomanry

1900 Aug 14 Discharged Imperial Yeomanry as Medically Unfit. Invalided from Base

1901 census at 11 Crosthwaite Park West, Kingstown, Dublin. His father is described as "gentleman with income from annuity"

1905 Married Alyce Eva Brew in Ireland and later is believed to have divorced her (2 children, Vera Frances Clarke b1906 and Cyril Percy Clarke b1910)

1911 census at 21 Glenageary Road, Upper Kingstown , Dublin

1914 Oct 2. 7th Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers), Percy Butler Charles Clarke to be temporary Lieutenant.

1915 Apr 18. Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers). 7th Battalion— Temporary Lieutenant Percy B.C. Clarke relinquishes his commission. He has been in Ireland in Tipperary for this period. No indication as to why he relinquished his commission

1915 Dec 2. Enlisted in 10th RDF as a Private in Dublin . He was a Clerk. He mentions his Imperial Yeomanry service but not his 1914 Commission with RIFusiliers

1916 Apr 18. Promoted CQMS

1916 Aug Lands in France. He has rejoined in the ranks of RDF. By the time he gets to no13 Cadet Battalion he is a CSM

1917 Nov 28. The undermentioned Cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. — 11th Reserve. R. Dub. Fus.—Percy Butler Charles Clarke.

1917 Dec 31. A medical says he is suffering from mild Myalgia and that the doctor considered him too old for normal infantry service

1918 Feb 20. Second Reserve. R. Dub. Fus. Temp. 2nd Lt. P. B. C. Clarke resigns his commission as he was deemed too old for active service.

1920 Dec 7. Joined ADRIC with service no 1186. Posted to N Coy

1921 Feb 8. Permitted to resign. The day before Trim Looting so he was not involved

1921 May 26 Traveled from UK to New Zealand . Of 115 Grafton St, Dublin, a "farmer", travels alone

1921 Sep 12. There is a memo on his army file for the Officer in Charge, Infantry Records, Dublin saying "With reference to the B.W. and V Medals Roll of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers I am directed to inform you that the remark 'Commissioned' should be inserted in the column of remarks page 748 of your copy of the roll against the name of 25457 Clr or Cbr? Sgt PBC Clarke. The Rolls in the possession of this Department have been amended'.

1926 Electoral Roll living in St Pancras, London - no wife

1932 Apr 22. A letter from Percy Clarke asking for his service records which was sent from The Hampden Club, NW1. He says he went through Cadet School at Aldershot 1917, was with Res Bat Royal Dublins at Aldershot, here he resigned on 20.2.1918 He would have been 42 yrs old.

1942 Died Perth Western Australia. Percy was buried in  plot no.0135 Anglican cemetery LC at Karrakata Cemetery. It was a government grave so no headstone. He had lived in the Salvation Army Eventide Home, Vincent Street,
Nedlands, Perth.

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