1914-15 Star (Pte.); B.W.M. & V.M. (A./Sgt.); Special Constabulary L.S.G.C. (G.V.R. 2nd type) (Sgt. Samuel T. Clarke). Mtd as worn.
The initials are 'T.S.' on the Star but the service number is '3513' throughout and the M.I.C. for the Star shows 'T.S.'. With M.I.C.s confirming the Trio as 3513/250881 Pte./Sgt. 5th Essex Regt. (T.F.). He went to Gallipoli on 10/12/15.
With a copy of the medal rolls confirming the awards to Sgt. Samuel Thomas Clarke.
With copy service papers (13pp) - he lived at Mill Cottages, Great Dunmow, Essex, and enlisted in the T.F. at Chelmsford on 20/5/15, volunteering to serve overseas.
He left the U.K. on 15/11/15 and served in Gallipoli and Egypt for 3 years and 166 days. He served with 'C' Coy. at Gallipoli. He was promoted to Sgt. in 1918 and served as an Instructor at the School of Instruction at Zeitoun. He had several bouts of malaria.
On discharge from the 1/5th Essex Regt. (T.F.) his sobriety was "very good" and he was noted as "very reliable" and "very intelligent".
In 1911 he was aged 14 and a house boy born at Takeley, Essex; he was living at Throws Mill House, Great Dunmow, where his father Sam Clarke was the miller.
His brother - Cpl. W. Clarke R.F.A. - won the M.M. in 1917.
The recipient married Ivy Hilda King in August 1930 - her parents ran "The Star" public house at Ingatestone, Essex. He died in the Colchester District in the fourth quarter of 1973.