Capt William Edward Clarke, Devons

1887 Jul 18 Born Devon (RIC)

I cannot tie him to the MIC address.This is the only man in BMD who fits

1887 Jul/Sep Born St Germains, Cornwall

1891 census at Keepers Lodge, Mount Edgecombe, Maker, Mansion & Cable Keepers Lodge

1901 census at 5, Maristow Terrace, Saltash

1911 census at St Germains, Cornwall

1915 Dec 16. The undermentioned to be Second Lieutenants (on probation William Edward Clarke (from Inns of Court Officers Training Corps), Devonshire Regiment

1916 Sep 21 Landed in France

1919 Jan 2. Lt. W. E. Clarke (3rd Bn., Devon. R., Spec. .Res.) to be .actg. Capt. while comdg. a Co., 5th Corps Concentration Camp, 2 Jan. 1919 to 3 July 1919

1919 Oct 24. Devon. R. 52nd Bn. Lt. W. E. Clarke (3rd Bn., Spec. Res.) to be Adjt., vice temp. Lt. (actg. Capt.) E. W. Hebbert (Devon. R .(Serv. Bns.)).

1920 Apr 1. The. undermentioned relinquish their commns - 3rd Devon. R.—Lt. W. E. Clarke, and is granted the rank of Capt.

1921 Oct 31. Joined ADRIC with service no 2144

1922 Jan . He appears to still have been serving in ADRIC on demobilisation

1939 Register Correct dob but 1885 rather than 1887. Living at Works Manager Coach Building & Engineering

1946 Jan 1. Gazetted MBE. Major (acting) William Edward CLARKE (216147), The King's Own Malta Regiment. He volunteered for WW2 and spent most of his time digging up unexploded bombs in Malta. He left the Service with the rank of Major.

1971 Jun 8 Died Exeter, Devon