|Full Name||William Joyce Clarke –|
|Birth||#1||Date of Birth||abt 1886|
|Place of Birth||South Molton, Somerset, England|
|Mother||Mary Jane Joyce|
|Siblings||♀️ Annie Elizabeth Clarke, ♀️ Edith Mary Clarke, ♂️ John Clarke, ♀️ Ellen Clarke|
|Spouse||#1||Name||Lilian Mabel Hillier|
|Children||♀️ Mary Clarke, ♂️ William Lewis Joyce Clarke, ♀️ Iris Lilian Molton Clarke|
|Death||#1||Date of death||30 dec 1962|
|Place of death||Reading, 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