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VC1140    James Clarke

Name   James Clarke   No.      

VC Issue No.   1140   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Lancashire Fusiliers, 15th (Service) Battalion


Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won    Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Greenfield Cottage, High Street, Winsford, Cheshire, England

Place Of Death   Birch Hill Hospital, Rochdale, Lancashire

Buried/Location Ashes   Rochdale Cemetery, Sandy Lane, Lancashire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Section O/P, Grave 14155

Gazetted    6 January 1919

VC Presented  13 February 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Rochdale Cemetery, Sandy Lane, Lancashire, England

RSM James Clarke VC Walk, Memorial Gardens, Rochdale, Lancashire

By The Way…

His headstone was erected 11 November 1994 in Preston

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



VC 1139 VC 1141
VC 1139
VC 1141

BORN   6 April 1894

DIED   16 June 1947   AGE   53

VC Won   2 November 1918    AGE    24

Place VC Won   Happegarbes, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War