WWI War and Victory Pair to 203980 Pte. A.E. Clarke of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry K.I.A. 10/09/1917
Condition - E.F.
Albert Edward Clarke was born and resided in Boston, Lincolnshire. He enlisted in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in 1915 and was posted to the 2/4th Battalion. The 2/4th Bn. K.O.Y.L.I. landed at Le Havre on 15th January 1917 and was part of the 187th Brigade of the 62nd (2nd West Riding Division). Pte. Clarke first saw action with his battalion at Beaumont Hamel in February 1917. Following this, he participated in the battle and capture of Bullecourt between the 3rd and 13th May, when the 2/4th suffered heavy casualties. From the 29th June to November 1917, 2/4th Battalion was engaged in trench warfare in the Noreuil-Lagincourt section.
On 19th September 1917, during a German raid on the 2/4th Battalion's positions, Pte. Albert Edward Clarke was killed in action aged 20. He is buried at the Faureuil British Cemetery in the Pas de Calais area.
The medal pair is sold with copies of the M.I.C. and C.W.G.C. certificates and Forces War Records sheet, which states he was killed in action.