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B1P16 Clark

April 23rd, 2011 by Alexandra

In loving memory
Edward Halcomb
Beloved husband of Louie CLARK
Died 1st August 1934 aged 72 years
Also his wife
Died 26th May 1941 aged 75 years

Charles Edward
Died 14th March 1887 aged 5 months

2nd Lieut. Percy John [23/36 – memorial only]
Killed in Action 11th Oct 1917 aged 23 years

London Gazette, 1 June 1917, p5430, Rec No 697: For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in the Boutillerie Sector on 10th December 1916. During a German raid he mounted his gun on the parapet and kept his gun in action under heavy shell fire, the Lewis Gun for this part of the line having been put out of action, and was chiefly instrumental in defeating the raid. This Non Commissioned Officer previously did excellent work on the Somme[1]

‘Louie’ is Caroline Louisa of 10 Sandwich Road, Chch; born in NZ

Edward is in the Chch Cem. database as ‘Edwin’; butcher of 191 Ferry Road; born England and in NZ 51 years. Have advised database of possible error.

[1] Percy’s Cenotaph database record
accessed 31 Jan 2010

with thanks to Sarndra Lees

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