Conkerton, Clarence

BORN HULL 02/03/1892. SON OF WALTER CONKERTON (1860-1919) & EMMA LEACH (1863-1939), OF 50 SEATON STREET, HULL. THIRD OF FIVE CHILDREN. SON OF A PAINTER. HE WAS EMPLOYED AS A KEG & DRUM MAKER. HE MARRIED LILLY DAVEY (1895-1977) AT SCULCOATES CHURCH, ON 23/05/1914. THEY HAD ONE SON, ALBERT LOUVAIN CONKERTON (1914-1968), AND LIVED AT 1 CLAUDE TERRACE, SEATON STREET, HULL. HE ENLISTED IN HULL, ON 16/08/1915. FORMERLY, PRIVATE, 4557, 1/4TH EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. TRANSFERRED AS PRIVATE, 24391, DUKE OF WELLINGTON’S (WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT), ON 30/10/1916. WAS KILLED IN ACTION, ON 03/05/1917, AGED 25. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS WIDOW, LILLY. HIS NAME IS CARVED ON THE STONE PILLAR MEMORIAL OF ST MARY’S CHURCH, SCULCOATES WHERE HE MARRIED.
HE IS BURIED AT BROWN’S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX, FRANCE.
HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 13/07/1917.
HIS BROTHER, L/CPL, FRED CONKERTON, 8127, ROYAL IRISH LANCERS, ALSO SERVED.


First name:
CLARENCE
Military Number:
24391
Rank:
Private
Date Died
03/05/1917
Place died:
Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux, France
Age:
25
50 , SEATON STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK