18 May 1917: 20550 Pte (A/Cpl) James Clarke, 11th Bn Kings Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment.

James was an ironworker.

Residing at 12 Burdett St, Burnley at the time of his enlistment, James was an ironworker by trade. A keen sportsman (both cricket and football), he enlisted into the King's Own on 23 August 1915 and went to France on 3 June 1916. A participant in the Battle of the Ancre and near Villers Plouich, he was badly gassed and died on 18 May 1917 in an ADS nearby. He is now buried in Fins New British Cemetery, France.

18 May 1917

Research by David O'Mara