William Joyce Clarke 1886-1962

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Full Name William Joyce Clarke

Birth#1Date of Birthabt 1886
Place of BirthSouth Molton, Somerset, England
Parents#1MotherMary Jane Joyce
FatherWilliam Clarke
Siblings ♀️ Edith Mary Clarke, ♂️ John Clarke, ♀️ Ellen Clarke, ♀️ Annie Elizabeth Clarke
Spouse#1NameLilian Mabel Hillier
Children ♀️ Mary Clarke, ♀️ Iris Lilian Molton Clarke, ♂️ William Lewis Joyce Clarke
Death#1Date of death30 dec 1962
Place of deathReading, England

In 1891 William was living with his father in the Bakers shop. In 1901 at the age of 15 he was a boarder at school in Chulmleigh.

In 1904 aged 18 he married Lilian Hillier in Kennington, London.

By 1910 they had three children and separated, with a bitter dispute over maintenance.  Two of the children went to South Molton and lived with their Grandparents, William and Mary Clarke

He was in the military from 1915 to 1920 having enlisted in South Molton, giving his address as 5 North Street.

After the war he lived in Bristol and had other children, including Helen who’s mother died shortly after her birth and she lived with two aunts on her mother’s side.

He died in Reading in 1962