Year of death: 1917
Date of birth: QE Jun 1895
Date of death: 30.11.1917
Place of death: Killed in action
Service number: 359764 (formerly 252272, Royal Army Service Corps)
Regiment: CWGC information: The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) 1st/10th Battn (formerly 252272, Royal Army Service Corps)
One of over 7000 men from United Kingdom & South Africa commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, France who have no known grave. Battle of Cambrai began with an attack by the Allies 20-29 November 1917, followed by a German counter-attack lasting 5 days which saw the loss of much of the ground gained in the initial advance. Clarence was killed on the first day of the German counter-attack.
CWGC show when Clarence was killed he served in The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). However, on his grandparents’ grave the initials are “KLS” & on War Memorial in Holy Trinity Church it says “London Scottish”.
(1) Manor Road Cemetery, Section P (tablet resting at the bottom of grandparents’ grave Richardson & Mary Brown)
(2) Manor Road Cemetery, Terraces (recorded on parents’ grave)
CWGC Cambrai Memorial, Louverval Military Cemetery, France, Panel 4.
War Memorial in Holy Trinity Church, Scarborough (redundant church, now flats)
Two family graves in Manor Road Cemetery, Scarborough
1895 born in Scarborough. 1911 census living at 23 Raleigh Street, Scarborough, parents William (Tailor) & Emily (nee Brown) Fleming, son Clarence, age 15 & daughter Phyllis, age 9. CWGC gives parents’ address as 6 West Square, Scarborough.
(1) In/loving memory of/Pte C FLEMING/359764 KLS/grandson of the above/missing at Cambria/Nov 30th 1917/aged 22 years/Till we meet again (separate tablet resting at the foot of the grave of Richardson & Mary Brown, Clarence’s maternal grandparents) NB misspelling on stone ‘Cambria’.
(2) In/loving memory of/WILLIAM FLEMING/died March 5th 1932 aged 61 years/also CLARENCE son of the above/missing at Cambrai Nov 30th 1917/aged 22 years “Better by far you should forget and smile/than you should remember and be sad”/also PHYLLIS/daughter of the above/died Oct 29th 1936 aged 34 years/also of EMILY FLEMING/wife of the above/died Jan 5th 1958 aged 86 years.