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Framed photo with two medals and birth certificate, and the story of the death of William Clarke.
William Clarke was born 17th July 1881 and probably enlisted into the Cheshire Regiment in 1915. He served with the Regiment throughout the Great War, fighting in the trenches of France. He was de facto head of the family and after one leave his younger nephews locked him in a cupboard to keep him at home. He was gassed and suffered from the after effects for the remainder of his life. He was awarded the British War Medal, and the Victory Medal. In the Second World War he re-enlisted in 1939 and was placed in the Pioneer Corps. His true age was discovered and he had to leave the army. The reason for discharge was given as 'worn out'. He was killed in 1946 by a bus when he stopped to light a cigarette in the middle of Addison Road, Preston.