The War Memorial in Horsehouse
In St Botolph’s Church, Horsehouse is an inscribed Prie-dieu
In grateful and loving memory of
Private G W CLARKE
9th Yorks and Lancs Regiment
Killed in Action at Granezza, Italy
June 15 1918. Aged 24
“He that is faithful in that which is least
Is faithful also in much”
This Prie-Dieu was originally in the Church (now closed and deconsecrated) at Carlton
There is no Memorial
Those who Fell in WW1
CLARKE, George William
Private, 9th (Service) Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment, 70 Brigade, 23rd Division. Army no. 235458. He also served as Private, Army no. 24489 with Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own, (Yorkshire Regiment).
He was killed in action on Saturday 15 June 1918 in the Battle of the Piave. He was 24.
He was the nephew of Margaret E Clarke, South View, Horsehouse.
He is buried in Granezza British Cemetery, Italy and inscribed on his headstone is“He that is Faithful in that which is least is Faithful also in much (S. Luke Xvi.10).
And he was born in Horsehouse.