Altrincham WW1 

George Arthur (Arthur) Clare

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:10th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Cheshire Rgt
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Vlamertinghe New Cemetery, Ypres
Town Memorial:Mobberley & Sale
Extra Information:
Born during the June quarter 1895 in the Northwich R.D. - ref: 8a/254, the
eldest son of William & Margaret Annie Clare (nee Millington).
Birth registered in the name of George Arthur Clare.

1901 Census - 70 Witton Street, Northwich, Cheshire.   Grandson - aged: 6 -
born: Northwich.    Head of household - George E. Stelfox - Married - aged:
60 - occ: Tailor (Cloth) - born: Northwich.   Also - Mary E. Stelfox - Wife
(maternal grandmother) - aged: 54 - born: Northwich.   Plus 3 sons
(Uncles).    [Mary E. Stelfox was Mary Ellen Clare before her marriage to

1901 Census - No trace of his parents.

His mother - Margaret Annie Clare, died in ????

His father married Matilda Higginson during the December quarter 1902 at
St. Wilfrid's P.C., Mobberley.

1911 Census - 6 Hope Road, Sale.     Listed as George Arthur Clare.  Son -
aged: 16 - occ: Grocer - born: Northwich, Cheshire.    Head of household -
William Clare - Married - aged: 42 - occ: Shipwright - born: Northwich.  
Also - Matilda Clare - Wife (step-mother) - aged: 35 - born: Mobberley,
Cheshire.  Married for 9 years.   Plus his younger half-brother - Ralph
Reginald Clare - aged: 4 - born: Sale.

Employed by Messrs. T. Royle & Sons, School Road, Sale.   Attended St.
Anne's School and later became a member of the St. Anne's Christian

WO363 - Attested at Chester from 6 Hope Road, Sale on the 29th November
1915, aged: 20 years 286 days.   Mobilised into the 3rd Battalion, Cheshire
Regiment on the 27th January 1916.    Height: 5 feet 7¾ inches - Weight:
115½ lb - Expanded chest: 35 inches with a 3 inch expansion.  

Drafted to France on the 20th October 1916 and to the No.4 I.B.D. (Infantry
Base Depot) at Rouen and into the 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment on the
22nd.   Qualified as a Bomber, he was sent forward into the field on the
5th November 1916     Admitted into the 75 Field Ambulance on the 26th
April 1917 suffering with a septic leg.  Admitted to 76 Field Ambulance
with I.C.T. (Inflammation of the Connective Tissue) of right leg and foot
["Trench Fever or Foot"] on the 13th May 1917 - discharged on the 25th.

Killed instantly by a shell.  Death reported in the 27/07/1917 edition of
the Altrincham Guardian.

By 1919 his mother had died and there was only his father and his 13 year
old brother - Reggie (Ralph Reginald) Clare at home

MIC - BWM & Victory only - no other info.

Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll of Honour for 1918.

M.I. - "We miss him most, who loved him best".

Commemorated in The Mobberley Parish Council's Booklet - "1914-2014,
Remembering the Men from Mobberley who went to War for their Country" - per
Alistair MacLeod.

Memorials found on:
St. Wilfred's (Mobberley)
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
St. Anne's (Sale Moor)
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