2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
08/11/1914 (Died of Wounds)
James Herbert Clarke was the husband of Elizabeth (Lilly) Helen Clarke (nee Steenson) of Milburn Street, Cookstown and later of Montreal, Canada. James Herbert Clarke was born and educated in Coleraine. He joined the army in 1899. He served throughout the Boer War in South Africa. In 1908 he returned to Cookstown where he married Lilly, who was the daughter of Mr James Steenson, Milburn Street. At the out break of World War1 he was called to Cowshot, Hampshire to rejoin the army, the 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. James Clarke was severely wounded at St. Marguritte on 7th November 1914 and died from his wounds the next day. He was 32 years old and left a widow and four children.
Bailleul is a large town in France, near the Belgian border, 14.5 Kms south-west of Ieper and on the main road from St. Omer to Lille. From the Grand Place, take the Ieper road and 400 metres along this road is a sign indicating the direction of the cemetery. Turn right into a small road and follow for approximately 400 metres. The cemetery is on the right and the Communal Cemetery Extension is at the bottom end.