2nd Lieutenant, 11th Battalion Cheshire Regiment.

Died 22nd March 1918, age 20.

Remembered on the Arras Memorial.

Former member of the University Officer Training Corps.


David was the son of David and Clara Elizabeth Clarke of Stretford. He was born in 1897 and attended Manchester Central School. He was a member of the University Officer Training Corps from April 1916 to October 1916 and then joined the 3rd Battalion Cheshire Regiment as an officer. He spent some time with a number of other battalions – 16th, 11th and 13th (Entrenching) during his service on the Western Front. He was killed at La Fere Wood, near St. Quentin in March 1918.