Clarennce Suckling 1896-1916
894. Clarence William Suckling was born,16/12/1895 , 5th child of Louisa nee Parchment & Arthur Suckling . He was baptised, 5/1/1896 at Barnsbury St Andrew, Islington. Father a Milk Carrier .Address 17 Brunswick Street
His siblings were:
1901C, Clarence Suckling 5, living in 38 Lancaster Rd Walthamstow, with parents Arthur, 36, labourer, Louisa , aged 40, & 4 siblings, Edward 13, Florence 15, Emily 10 &Albert 7.
1911C, Clarence William Suckling, 15, learning at hairdressers, with parents Arthur 45, labourer at home, b.Braintree, Louisa Suckling, 51, b. London City, married 25 years, 6 children, 6 alive, & siblings Edward Arthur, 23, hairdresser, Emily Louisa 20, housemaid, Sydney Harold 8, all children b. Islington except Sydney b. Walthamstow. Family living in Westhill Road, South Wonston, Mirkeldewer, Hants [Winchester district] in 4 rooms.
1916 Clarence William Suckling, a Corporal in the 1st/24th Bn. London Regiment, was killed 14/9/1916. He had been awarded a DCM on the 24/6/1916. . He had enlisted at Kennington. His residence given as Melton Regis on Soldiers died in the Great War: should this read Milton Regis?, which is in Kent. His nephew, John Suckling, has his war medals
An older brother Albert Suckling was killed a month later on 18/10/1916. His parents, Arthur & Louisa Suckling, were then living at 2, Moss Villas, Elmhurst Rd., Langley, Bucks.
Initials: C W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Regiment/Service: London Regiment
Unit Text: 1st/24th Bn.
Date of Death: 14/09/1916
Service No: 3297
Awards: D C M
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C.[ Actually found on Pier 12C]
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Louisa Suckling[ nee Parchment] 1860-.... with husband Arthur and son Sid, probably c 1950.
. . . . . .Florence 1888- . . . . . . . . .Sydney 1902 - . . . . . . . .Clarence 1896 - 1916.
Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. C.W. Suckling appears near the bottom of Pier 12. Face C. I visited this in 2008.
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