Author Topic: pte thomas clarke. 2nd manchesters  (Read 3969 times)

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pte thomas clarke. 2nd manchesters
« on: October 18, 2011, 03:43:50 PM »
mrs mary clarke,the mother of pte 9132 thomas clarke made extensive enquiries regarding her son,she stated that her sons friend pte 9199 frank carter,who was home on leave,came to see her and told her that thomas was shot in the throat on 14th november 1914 and died instantly,and he was present when he was buried at le cateau
on 7th august 1916,the records office at preston asked that a statement regarding the matter should be taken from pte carter
pte 9132 thomas clarke was killed in action on 26th aug 1914 and pte 9199 frank carter was assumed killed on 13th oct 1914

pte 9132 thomas clarke,44 bridge st,burnley
pte 9199 frank carter,11 robert st,burnley

bit of a mystery this one ???

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Re: pte thomas clarke. 2nd manchesters
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2011, 05:05:29 PM »
Hi Mack

Found pte 9132 thomas clarke on the CWGC site and the sdgw.
But nothing in either of them for pte 9199 frank carter?

Neil

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Re: pte thomas clarke. 2nd manchesters
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2011, 05:15:12 PM »
mystery gets better :)
Just looked on Frank Carters MIC his qualifying date is 27/08/1914?
After the 2nd Manchester's he transferred to the R.E.

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Re: pte thomas clarke. 2nd manchesters
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2011, 10:12:46 PM »
hiya neil.
its an error in the report i found,pte carter was posted home on 13th oct not posted missing,i can confirm what you found on his MIC,he didnt arrive in france until the day after pte clarke was killed,but theres still the mystery about the date of death he gave to pte clarkes mother[14th november]he was in england at the time ???

mack ;D