Clarence Victor Luckhurst (Ch) K 23208, Stoker 1st Class.


Clarence was born on 13th March 1896 in Faversham, Kent, to parents Albert and Celia, their second eldest child and baptised on 7th April 1897 in the same town.

Aged 4 on the 1901 census, he, his parents and siblings, Albert, William and Celia, lived at 41 Westgate Road, Faversham, their father working in a brick works.

On the 1911 census Clarence had left school and was recorded as a Brick Labourer, the same as his older brother, both probably working at the same company as their father and the whole family residing at 14 Church Road, The Brents, Faversham.

Following the outbreak of war, he joined the Navy on 24th September 1914 for 12 years, noted as 5'7" tall, with dark hair, blue eyes and a scar on his right knee and moles on his back.

After training at Pembroke ll he was posted straight to the Vanguard on 24th September 1915 where he served during the Battle of Jutland.

He was sadly killed alongside his brother William Luckhurst.


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Sources:


1901 & 1911 England Census - Ancestry

Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 - Ancestry

Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services, 1848-1939 National Archives Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services; Class: ADM 188/ 913

CWGC Register

British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1730-1960 National Archives Admiralty and predecessors: Office of the Director General of the Medical Department of the Navy and predecessors: Service Registers and Registers of Deaths and Injuries. Registers of Reports of Deaths

Royal Navy and Royal Marine War Graves Roll, 1914-1919 TNA Series: ADM 242/9; Scan Number: 0189

East Kent Gazette


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