Date of birth: 1892
Parents: James and Emma Clement (nee Wall)
Address: 9 St Nicholas Church Street
Harold George Clement was baptised at St Pauls Church on 25th May 1892. The family were living at 25 Parkes Street at the time.
By 1901 they had moved to 3 St Nicholas Church Street. Harold’s father, James was a stone mason. Also on the census were mother Emma, Alice Stubbs (Harold’s sister and a widow aged 23), brothers Victor J (13 and an errand boy), Herbert G (8), sister Ada E (20 and a domestic servant) and Alice’s son Herbert C Stubbs (1). Herbert had another sister, Rose (born 1882) who was not on the census.
By 1911, the family were living at 71 St Nicholas Church Street and all but Harold, who was now 18, had left home. His father, James is still described as a Stone Mason but also as an Asylum Community Worker, probably at Hatton, which lies to the north of Warwick, on the Birmingham Road.
***A notice in the Warwick Advertiser of October 20th 1917 stated that his parents “have been unofficially notified that their son, Corpl. Harold Clement, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, was killed in action on October 9th”
A subsequent edition said that the notice had been made official:
Rank & Number: Corporal, 548
Regiment/Service: 16th (Service) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 15th Brigade, 5th Division
Date of death: Friday, November 09, 1917
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in Action - Battle of Poelcappelle
Commemorated/Buried: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Awards: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Nicholas Church
Harold won the 15th Brigade Championship Medal for boxing
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office