Lieut Clarence Edward Sherlock

Lieut Clarence Edward Sherlock

Birth
Death 19 Aug 1918 (aged 23)
Burial Taplow, South Bucks District, Buckinghamshire, England
Plot 14
Memorial ID 26620679 · View Source
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Second Lieutenant Clarence Edward Sherlock, 301940, was born in Lethbridge, N.W.T. to parents Robert Edward and Christabelle Freeman Sherlock. He grew up in Lethbridge with his siblings Robert and Marjory. Clarence received his education in Lethbridge and was later employed as a school teacher in the city. He also worked as a reporter for the Lethbridge Herald. Both Sherlock boys would serve in the Great War, and ultimately lose their lives.
On October 12, 1915, Clarence Sherlock enlisted with the 39th Battery 10th Brigade Canadian Field Artillery. Bombardier Sherlock arrived in England on March 12, 1916 and remained in England until embarking for France on July 13, 1916. he served on the frontlines with the 10th Brigade CFA at the Somme and Arras. On April 2, 1917, Bombardier Sherlock was severely wounded and returned to England to convalesce. After several months in the hospital, he was discharged for the CEF on November 26, 1917. He then joined the 57th Training Depot Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps and was commissioned with the rank of Second Lieutenant. Second Lieutenant Sherlock flew training missions for the RFC for a total of 9 months.
On August 19, 1918, Second Lieutenant Sherlock was killed when his plane crashed to the ground. He was laid to rest at Cliveden War Cemetery. Clarence Sherlock was awarded the British War medal and Victory Medal. His mother, Christabelle received the memorial Cross and death plaque in honour of her son.
(bio by Linda)


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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 5 May 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 26620679
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Clarence Edward Sherlock (15 Jan 1895–19 Aug 1918), Find a Grave Memorial no. 26620679, citing Cliveden War Memorial Cemetery, Taplow, South Bucks District, Buckinghamshire, England ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .