CFHS code : HT451a
Parish : Holy Trinity
Inscription : In Fondest MO our darlings LESLIE OMAR NORMAN CLARKE d Oct 3 1915 aged 9 years 11 months also DOUGLAS GORDAN (sic) d April 17 1912 aged 16 months
Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Leslie and Douglas were the children of Harold Richard Clarke (1881-1964) and his wife Ethel Newham (née Lyon)(1882-1954). Harold and Ethel had married on 9 October 1904 at All Saint’s Church, South Lynn, Norfolk. In 1911 the couple were living with their two sons in King’s Lynn and Harold was working as a railway clerk. Both boys died in Cambridge, and it is not believed that the couple had any more children. In 1920 they were living at 249 Mill Road. By 1939 they were living in March, where Harold was the station master. They retired to live in Great Shelford.
Leslie Omar Norman Clarke (26 October 1905 – 3 October 1915)
Leslie was born in King’s Lynn and was baptised at St. John the Evangelist in the town on 26 November 1905. He died in Cambridge a few weeks before his 10th birthday.
Douglas Gordan Clarke (c.November 1910 – 17 April 1912)
Douglas was born in King’s Lynn and died in Cambridge aged 1 year old.
by Claire Martinsen
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