Sunday, 5 July 2015

Clarkson, Harry - Lance Corporal (39462)

Lce Corp Harry Clarkson
16th Battalion,
Lancashire Fusiliers,
Killed in Action,
3rd April 1918,
Age 24,
Buried Quesnoy Farm Military Cemetery.

Newspaper Report:


The news of the death of Corporal Clarkson has come to Haslingden from his wife, a Plymouth girl whom he married two years ago last January, and who says she has received from the chaplain the news that he was killed on April 3rd.  Corporal Clarkson was brought up by his half brother, Mr. John Thomas Clarkson, of 432, Manchester Road.  At one time he was a chorister at Edenfield Church, but later he attended Laneside Church.  A most industrious lad he delivered newspapers up to being 19 years of age whilst following other work.  He enlisted in October 1914, and had been in France about three years.  He had been through many of the big battles and in July 1916 was wounded.

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving memory of Corporal Harry Clarkson, killed April 3rd, 1918, aged 24 years.

"Not dead to those who loved him,
Not lost, but gone before;
He lives with us in memory still,
And will for evermore.

Death often comes to make us know,
We love more dearly than we show;
But love in death should make us see,
What love in life should always be."

From his Brother and Sister in law, 442 Manchester Road.

"Our long weary year has passed,
Our hearts still sad and sore;
Early day that passes on,
We miss him more and more.

Only those who have lost can tell,
A brother so dear we loved so well;
Memory's pride is more than gold,
A good lad's worth cannot be told."

From his loving Sisters Lizzie, Mary and Sarah Ellen.

Lce Cpl Harry Clarkson Census information - Click over census to enlarge