Rex Castle CLARKE 1916–1944

Dispatch rider, Royal Welsh Fusiliers; 4200567

In 1939 he was with his mother –
1939 Register: 17, Bentnick Street, Sutton in Ashfield
Sarah Ann Clarke b. 13 May 1896; Fast seamer, Hosiery manufacturer
Rex Castle Clarke b. 16 Feb 1916; Legger, Hosiery manufacturer

He married Frances E. LEATHERLAND in Q4 of 1939, Belper registration.

Son Maurice C. CLARKE born Q3 of 1940, Belper registration.

Rex Clarke enlistment WW2

Derbyshire Times 14 February 1941
Fusilier R.C. CLARKE (24), The Yews, The Common, Crich, is a dispatch rider in the Welsh Fusiliers. He was employed at Sutton in Ashfield. He is married and has one son.

photo Rex Clarke 1941

Ripley and Heanor News 4 August 1944
News has reached Mr and Mrs Alfred LEATHERHEAD, of The Green Man Lane, Heage, that their son-in-law Fusilier Rex Castle CLARKE, of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, was posted missing , believed wounded, on July 2, in North West Europe.
He joined the Forces nearly five years ago, and in civil life was at Morley's Hosiery Works at Sutton in Ashfield. His wife resides at the Common Crich.

death Rex Clarke in WW2


For reasons unknown Rex is not named on the Memorial Gates at St Mary's Church, Crich .