Starke H Sapper 2385 Royal Engineers

Starke H Sapper 2385 Royal Engineers

STARKE, HARRY, Sapper, No. 2385, 1/3rd Coy. Kent Fortress R.E. (T.F.), only child of James Starke, of 9, Kenwood Road, Highgate, N., for 48 years Carman on G.N. Railway, by his wife, Martha, dau. of Andrew (and Mary) Smith; b. Holloway, 27 March, 1871; educ. Blundell Street L.C.C. School, Caledonian Road, Holloway, N.; was a Carpenter by trade; served in the 17th North Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps from 19 Feb. 1890 to 5 Jan. 1893, and after the outbreak of war enlisted, 31 May, 1915; went to the Dardanelles in the transport Hythe, and was drowned in a collision off Gallipoli, 28 Oct. 1915. He m. at St. Saviour’s Church, Hornsey Rise, 20 Feb. 1892, Emily (8, Montem Street, Upper Holloway, N.), dau. of William Root, Gardener for over 30 years to Mr. R. Gaskell, North Hill, Highgate, N., and had issue: Frederick James, b. 5 June, 1893; Harry William Alfred, b. 20 Oct. 1894; Emily Martha, b. 6 Nov. 1897; Florence Ivy, b. 17 June, 1899; and Catherine Alice, b. 9 Feb. 1901.

Source : De Ruvigny’s Roll Of Honour Vol 1

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