Robert CLARKE 1923 – 19461523869 Warrant Officer [Air Gunner] Robert Clarke RAF [VR] died 23 January 1946 aged 22 and is buried at West Auckland Cemetery[1] and commemorated on the West Auckland War Memorial.

Family Details

Robert was born in 1923,[2] the son of Robert and Ivy Clarke and brother to John and Jane.  In 1939, the family lived at 21 Salisbury Terrace, Bishop Auckland where John senior worked as a colliery surface labourer.  Robert is not recorded as living here.  Previously, in 1901 John lived at Chapel Street and Johnson Terrace, West Auckland. [3]

Service Details

The service details of Robert Clarke have not been researched

Burial [4]

1523869 Warrant Officer [Air Gunner] Robert Clarke RAF [VR] is buried at grave reference F.86, West Auckland Cemetery.  His headstone bears the following epitaph:

Treasured still

With love sincere

Only a memory

But very dear



[1] Commonwealth War Graves Commission

[2] England & Wales Birth Index Vol.10a p.295 1923 Q2 Auckland

[3] 1901 & 1911 census

[4] CWGC